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7) Discuss the Public Services Code as recommended by the 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission. (250 words)

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration

7) Discuss the Public Services Code as recommended by the 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission. (250 words)

 Ethics by Lexicon publications, CSE Mains 2016 – GS IV

Why this question:

The question is based on the concept of public service code.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in detail the essence of public service code, relevance and importance.

Directive:

DiscussThis 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:

Introduction: 

In brief discuss the significance of public service code.

Body:

One has to explain that second arc recommended public service code as such codes will help to imbibe values of honesty, objectivity, impartiality, probity etc. among public servants.

such codes will act as a deterrence to avoid misuse of official position or using public office for one’s self interest.

since public services/ public servants are considered as instruments of good governance such codes will help to ensure empathy, love, compassion for the vulnerable without discrimination on the basis of caste, sex, religion and provide betterment of public at large to foster socio economic development and ensuring egalitarian society.

Conclusion:

therefore, conclude that the recommendations of ARC should be implemented in order to ensure effective management, professional growth and leadership development.

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