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Discuss the importance of Gandhi’s Talisman for a public servant in pursuit of administrative justice.

Topic : Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

7. Discuss the importance of Gandhi’s Talisman for a public servant in pursuit of administrative justice. (250 words)

Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications

Why the question:

Based on the concept of Gandhi’s Talisman, the question aims to ascertain the importance of it to public servants in the pursuit of administrative justice.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the importance of Gandhi’s Talisman for a public servant in pursuit of administrative justice.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Brief about the Gandhi’s Talisman in the introduction.

Body:

Gandhi said “Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much, recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man/woman whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him/her. Will it lead to swaraj for the hungry and spiritually starving millions? Then your self will melt away.”

Explain in what different ways the principle is applicable in to public services such as; framing inclusive policies, judicious utilization of resources, provisions for the marginalized etc.

Present real life examples to justify the same.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of the Talisman and its importance to the entire world.