The idea of making the civil service permanent, neutral, and anonymous is to
- A. Enhance efficiency in administration
- B. Ensure loyalty and support
- C. Prevent opposition to government
- D. Make civil servants a functional elite.
Correct Answer: Option A
The idea of making the civil service permanent, neutral, and anonymous is to enhance efficiency in administration.
When a civil servant is made to enjoy a secured appointment, he must stand a good chance to have a good measure of expert knowledge and intelligence. When he is not neutral, his political views will interfere with his official work. This will eventually create no conducive atmosphere for efficiency.