Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
6) One of the tests of integrity is complete refusal to be compromised. Explain with reference to a real-life example. (250 words)
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Why this question:
The question is based on the aspect of the value of ‘Integrity’ and how it is essential to not to compromise on it.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the significance of the value – integrity in one’s life.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Explain in brief what you understand by integrity.
Explain that compromising means one is somewhere deviating from their path , may be out of necessity or compulsion or to do a favour to some body . In that deviation it may lead to any unetheical practice or may derlict your duties. If one wants to maintain the integrity in their professional life one must stick to the ethics and values.
Elaborate on the above using suitable example to justify better.
Conclude by reasserting significance of the Integrity.