UPPSC-UPPCS Mains- Answer writing practice- role of civil services #56

UPPSC/UPPCS Mains- Answer writing practice

What is the role of civil services in democracy in India? (125 w)

भारत में लोकतंत्र में सिविल सेवाओं की क्या भूमिका है? (125 w)

Model Answer- role of civil services 

The Imperial Civil Services served as the ‘steel frame’ of colonial rule in India. Post-independence, though the broad structure of the colonial bureaucracy was retained, the policing role gave way to developmental role.

Role of civil services:
· Limbs of the Government: It mans the administrative machinery, and helps the government execute its programs through coordination and service delivery.
· Expert opinion during ideation, and policy formulation. It is also responsible for delegated legislation.
· Socio-economic Development: Being trustees of public resources, civil servants acts as leaders, and decision-makers in almost all spheres of governance.
· Continuity of Good Governance: It provides continuity in administration during political transition.
· Promote uniform administration and standards of governance in a diverse country, like India.
· Crisis Handler: They are the first responders in the event of disasters – whether natural (earthquakes, cyclones) or man-made (law and order).


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