Topic-Part of static series under the heading – “Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service”
7) Many civil servants have left a huge impact in the areas they have worked in. What do you think are the qualities which enable such civil servants to excel? Give an example of a civil servant who inspires you and how he imbibes the qualities described above?(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to first talk about the qualities that help a civil servant to excel in the discharge of his duties. In the next part of your answer, discuss about a civil servant whose work, conduct etc has impressed you and enumerate the qualities that such civil servant possesses.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Highlight that the office of a civil servant is an office of trust and thus requires the civil servant to display a range of qualities to be worthy of that trust.
Body – In the first part of your answer, discuss about the various qualities that a civil servant should possess which would enable him to excel in his job. Talk about qualities such as integrity, uprightness, objectivity, impartiality etc and how they help a civil servant. Next, we need to give an example of a civil servant we consider our role model and the qualities that make him/her so.
Conclusion – Emphasize on the difficult nature of the job of a civil servant and the need of qualities discussed above for success of civil servant.