Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy
4) ‘Civil Servants play key role in nation building’. Critically analyse the statement in the Indian context.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is in straightforward and is about discussing the key role played by the civil servants in nation building.
Demand of the question:
This question seeks to examine the role played by civil servants , how they are critical to address the needs of a democracy like India with challenges that included corruption, crime, communalism and casteism.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
Start with brief introduction on role played by civil servants in a society.
Discussion to the answer is direct and there is not much to deliberate. One must bring out the qualities of civil servants that make them centric to nation building. One has to detail upon the virtues they bring with them, the challenges they face to build the nation.
Conclude with inevitableness of Civil servants to the society.