135. CSAT Test 1

What are the Values which an  administrator in India should keep in mind consistent with the values of the Indian Constitution?

Do not include those already included by others. Read other blogs before you blog. Do not exceed ten points. Number them.

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  1. An Indian administrator has to keep the following points in mind while performing his duties.

    1. The implementation of the policies should not be biased on the basis of sex, caste, creed, race, colour and religion – Equality and Integrity
    2. Should provide an opportunity to people to express their views and thoughts on the decisions made by the administrators – Liberty – Freedom of speech and expression.
    3. The decisions taken and implemented should provide social, economic and political justice
    4. Should focus on all round development of human personality without any area of his personal and professional life being affected.
    5. Must uphold the dignity of the individual and the country and at no time their beliefs and values must be condemned.
    6. The policies and decisions should not be too rigid. It must be flexible to fit in the lives of the people, i.e. it must be easily adaptable.
    7. The administrator must promote an idea of harmony rather than create commotion and confusion.
    8. The administrators actions must not disrupt the rich heritage and composite culture of our nation

    1. For point no 3 above, not all decisions can provide social, economic and political justice. For example, targeted PDS. Due to the erroneous way of arriving at the figure of who comes under the BPL category, many beneficiaries are left hungry. But as an administrator, your job will only be to see that the beneficiaries get their due share, despite the fact that social and economic justice is not meted out to all. Remember HERBERT SIMON’s “satisficing’ approach.

      Point no 6,- an administrator cannot make policies. HE can only aid in making them.

  2. 1. The Indian administrator must perform his/her duties to the country, in sync with the constitution without yielding to political and social pressure.
    2. Like Sathvik has suggested, in addition to being unbiased when it comes to policy making, he/she must exhibit an impartial attitude even with respect to his/her colleagues and sub ordinates.
    3. The actions taken by administrators must focus on all round development, in terms of economoic, environmental, social and human living conditions.
    4. He/she must be able to learn, unlearn and relearn with ease in order to be able to adapt themselves to the changing scenarios of the world, so that effective administration can be provided to people of the nation based on current requirements.

  3. All that Indian Administrator should do is to adhere to the Preamble of the constitution:

    1. His actions should uphold the constitutionally ordained nature of the country – Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic
    2. Every action / decision should promote and as well as protect the following among the citizens : JUSTICE (social, economic, political), LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY

    1. He cannot adhere to the preamble- all that he can do best is try to work as close as possible to the preamble. He has to definitely adhere to the constitution. The preamble is not justiciable in a court of law whereas the constitution is- the preamble speaks of an ideal state(if not an utopia), which we as a country should strive to attain.

      1. Thanks for the reply Aravind, I would like to rephrase my sentence.. He should adhere to the constitution and his actions / decisions should be based on the ideals mentioned in the Preamble.

  4. 1. The Indian Administrator must take decisions keeping a long range in mind rather than the short term situations
    2. The administrator should also be rooted in the ground and know their limitations, therby restraining their operation as and when necessary. They must adhere to standards of social fairness, justice and equity.
    3. They must be abreast with newer technologies and methods, ideas so that they can use the knowledge of other disciplines in solving the social problems effectively and understand that the state maladies will require more than just application of existing problem solving techniques. They require an overall understanding and cognizance of alternative approaches.

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