What we need from today’s civil servants is not just efficiency and domain expertise, but also dedication to serve the public. Examine.
Introduction- What is dedication
How the focus is on economic criteria’s like efficiency or on domain expertise and why it is leading to poor governance (Issues with it)
How dedication to service is essential for good governance or welfare administration
Dedication implies a level of mastery. It is the point at which a civil servant no longer need external disciplinary measures to ensure they perform their duty. Their work flows out of their own organic desire to do that work.
Dedication is the eminence of people to be devoted or loyal to a duty or purpose, thought or action. Dedication is vital personality trait of an individual. In organizational framework, faithful employees work towards achieving the organizational goals. Dedication will carry person through a lack of motivation. It is his ability to continue acting when motivation is lacking. Dedication will drive to certain task rapidly.
Dedication to public service- Why important
In India we often find that bureaucrats are doing their duty just because they are obliged to do so. They are under formal commitment to perform their duty. But such attitude is not going to help much as in developing countries like India.
civil servants need not only perform maintenance but they also play an important role in socio economic development of the country.
The process of overcoming the destruction caused by imperial exploitation and embarking upon complex process of social reconstruction requires some extra efforts which can only be possible through dedication.
Dedication to public service involves integrating yourself with the idea of public good and public interest.
If a civil servant is dedicated his sense of duty is integrated with the responsibility which has been given to him.
A dedicated person will remain motivated even if the task given to him is not exciting and unwanted.
Conclusion: Dedication ensures that the sense of duty becomes an end in itself. It is not dependent upon the nature of assignment given to a civil servant. Dedication to public service is very important, especially in countries like India. There are many internal and external factors which will force individuals to deviate from the final goal. Under such condition it is dedication towards the constitution as well as towards the policies of government which will help in accomplishing good governance.