Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weakersections.
7) Compare and contrast the values of Impartiality and non-partnership. How are they different from each other? Discuss with suitable examples.(250 words)
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Why this question:
The question is about discussing the values of impartiality and non-partisanship.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail what is impartiality, what is non -partisanship, how are the two different from each other etc.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with brief definitions of the above values.
There is not much to deliberate, on must analyse the interrelationship between the two values and explain how Impartiality and Non-partisanship both form essential foundational values for civil services. While impartiality ensures equality without any bias and prejudices in the general, non-partisanship ensures a neutral approach in politics and a solid commitment to the government. Examples are must in such questions.
Conclude by suggesting how nonpartisanship is an element of impartiality.