What needs to be set right is our approach to work. It is a common sight in our country of employees reporting for duty on time and at the same time doing little work. If an assessment is made of time they spent in gossiping, drinking tea, eating ‘pan’and smoking cigarettes, it will be shocking to know that the time devoted to actual work is negligible. The problem is the standard which the leadership in administration sets for the staff. Forget the ministers because, they mix politics and administration. What do top bureaucrats do? What do the below down officials do? The administration set up remains weak mainly because the employees do not have the right example to follow and they are more concerned about being in the good books of the bosses than doing work.
a) The employees in our country
i) are quite punctual but not duty conscious
ii) are not punctual , but somehow manage to complete theor work
iii) are somewhat lazy but good natured
iv) are not very highly qualified.
b) According to the writer, the administration in India
i) is by amd large effective
ii) is very strict and firm
iii) is affected by red tape
iv) is more or less ineffective.
c) The word ‘assessment’ means
d) The leadership in administration
i) sets a fine example to the employees
ii) is of a reasonably high standard
iii) is composed of idealists
iv) is of a very poor standard
e) The central idea of the passage could be best expressed as
i) the employee’s outlook towards work is justified
ii) the employee must change their outlook towards work
iii) the employees would never relationship is far from healthy.