To implement this ideology, civil services are established to carry out the following role: –
Civil servants are the voice of the people they represent. They identify and redress the grievances of the community they represent
Since the political executive of the Indian state is deemed to change every 5 years, it is crucial to have an administrative body to carry out the formulated government policies without any hiccups
This organized body of meritorious individuals is unlike the transitioning political executives they give advice to and are holistically well versed with the understanding and working of the public system
They are responsible for implementing and executing effective and efficient policies on behalf of the government for national and social welfare
The role and duties of civil services in Indian democracy are inevitable and crucial. Let’s check out the responsibilities one by one.
As in any democracy where the elected government (ministers) is responsible for their people, the civil servants become accountable to the elected ministers
Irrespective of the change in the elected government, the public servants must provide responsive and unbiased advice to the government it serves.
They are required to formulate and implement welfare policies and ensure that the law is maintained in the public interest
They are the chosen representatives of the government and must adopt an ethical outlook in the interest of the society