Civil Service Ethics

S.R. Maheshwari

in Public Administration in India

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195683769
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080373 | DOI:
Civil Service Ethics

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This chapter examines professional ethics in the civil service sector in India. Most of the citizens who approach a civil servant are poor, resource less, and supplicants. Their relationship with the civil servant is one of dependence and this makes it of paramount importance for civil servants to observe the highest standards of moral conduct in their actions and behaviour. In addition, civil servants also make policies by enunciating rules and regulations and by making precedent-setting decisions in the course of administering.

Keywords: professional ethics; civil service; India; poor; moral conduct

Chapter.  8746 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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