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Integrity compels individuals to be socially conscious and to welcome both personal and professional responsibility. Analyse the reasons for a decline in civil service integrity and suggest solutions.

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy; 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

1. Integrity compels individuals to be socially conscious and to welcome both personal and professional responsibility. Analyse the reasons for a decline in civil service integrity and suggest solutions. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is because of the rising cases of corruption in the civil services, declining dutifulness, delayed decision making due to various societal, political pressures faced by the civil servants.

Key demand of the question:

The question is about analysing the importance of integrity for civil servants and analysing the reasons for the declining trend of integrity in civil services.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In a few introductory lines define what is integrity.

Body:

The question is straightforward, thus doesn’t require much deliberation, one must discuss the concept of integrity in detail, its importance for civil services and relevance in Indian democracy.

Discuss the reasons for the declining integrity among the civil services.

  • The rising materialism and acquisitiveness in social life.
  • Increasing trend of political executive involving in the administrative matters.
  • Rising quid-pro-quo between political and permanent executive.
  • Loss of neutrality and increasing bias towards a particular political parties.

Provide the various measures needed to rebuild and follow the path of integrity.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance of integrity in good governance.