A matrix of ethical traits can be helpful in performance evaluation of civil servants as discussed below:
|Ethical trait||Justification for inclusion|
|Integrity||Integrity is the best defense against corruption. Erode Collector R. Ananda kumar admitted his daughter in the government school|
|Dedication & commitment||It is essential for development administration, especially when there is a limitation of resources. Eg: E shreedharan; Sonam Wangchuk started operation New Hope – revolutionizing education in Ladakh.|
|Innovation||To solve new-emerging problems, especially in the diverse society and limitation of resources. It helps in resolving the conflict, ethical dilemma and crisis of conscience. Eg: People’s road of Armstrong Pame.Surender singh Solanki – PM’s award (Best innovation) – started a unique solar lamp project that turned women from most backward district to green entrepreneurs.|
|Enabling People’s participation||To enhance the credibility of the government, increasing accountability in governance and fulfilling the social contract.Eg: Saurabh Kumar, Dantewada DM started ‘Lunch with Collector’ program to interact with tribal students.Prashant Nair is famously called ‘Collector bro’ to remove the psychological barrier to approach him. Aruna Sundara Rajan – Headed Kudumbashree project|
|Adoption of transparency||To ensure accountability and spirit of good governance.|
These traits help fulfil the social contract and promise of the constitution.