What are the characteristics of a non-partisan public service?
Non-Partisan public service must have the following characteristics:
- Public servants must be able to perform their duties and responsibilities in the most impartial manner, without fear and favour.
- Recruitment, hiring, transfer, postings and promotions must be without undue political influence, based only on merit and performance.
- Strict separation of policy decisions and execution without overlapping and interference.
- Prohibiting party affiliations and contributions by public servants which are done to get undue favours later. For ex. Constitution prohibits the CAG to take up government job after retirement
- Providing well examined and objective advice to ministers for best outcomes and results thus maintaining Political Neutrality.
- Working with the same zeal, passion and commitment towards previous schemes and projects upholding Programme Neutrality.
- Resolve conflict of interests as and when they arise in an ethical and moral manner.
- Provide same quality of public service to people of all caste, creed, region and religion maintaining non-partisanship.