More and more men of rectitude are required to handle public affairs and services in any country for achieving the benefits of social welfare. Since man is a social animal, we work together for social services in human society, but we need to question ourselves that to what extent we have served for social welfare honestly and kindly. No one can avoid doing social welfare in the world. Whenever we learn a country’s endeavor, we find that the social welfare or social service is being a top priority. Subsequently or sequentially, economic and political tasks come. Therefore, those who lead or make the policies must be persons of exemplary moral rectitude because the prosperity or progress mainly depend s on their abilities, manners, conducts and characters. Generally, they need to be trained to become morally good personnel for public services. Actually, what matter most is that they must have conscience and genuine goodwill while serving for public services. They must be able to value the human dignity in human society. They should know that malpractice is the immoral mindset and which is detrimental to the person concerned and his or her society. If a person has a tendency to commit malpractice, he will not be able to create benefits and interests of a certain society. So we must do away with that type of person or must not chose him or her for assignment of any public service. If the people of rectitude are chosen for leading or serving social welfare, they can be recognized as duly elected people. Leadership role is vitally important in any country in the world. So is the person who leads a society. We can see that most of the prosperous countries are under the excellent leadership. If she or he misuses the power and authority, the chaotic consequences will appear miserably. In this 21st century, most people around the world are given rights to choose their leaders in accordance with their charters or state constitutions respectively. Unfortunately, the people under the despots are losing these rights to choose the genuine leaders or most appropriate leaders. When we observe the actual situations of these countries, we find that they are not prosperous and the people are working like robots. The despots usually rule their countries slyly and wickedly. Even though some countries are ruled by constitutional monarchy or un-constitutional monarchy, these countries are prosperous and people are happy because the respective monarchs treat their people kindly and compassionately. Anyway, the globalization makes the enlightened regimes in the world, but very few despotic rulers still exist in some regions in the world. Gradually, the remaining tyrants or despots liberalize their oppression, constraints, and strict policies and isolated policies as they realize the power of globalization and the values of human rights.
The people with aptitude for management and administration must be duly selected or elected to perform the duties and responsibilities of public services. They should get the right positions for the public services since they are the right men for handling management and administration properly and efficiently. They are efficient human resources for the development of a certain country. Aptitude for management is considered as a qualification to form leadership for the welfare of the society. The leadership must be formed with formidable intellects and intelligentsia. Unless the aptitude test is carried out for selecting public service personnel, we will face the inefficient service personnel in the leadership role. In other words, the mechanism of administration will not be smooth and the public services will be terribly poor. The public will be frustrated with their poor management and wrong decision on public affairs. In order to get rid of unwanted outcome, the inefficient personnel must be given training to build their capacity. Thus, we can build up the reliable, trustworthy and forceful administration for public services. Individual aptitude may not be the same so they must be given aptitude test to evaluate their ability and skill. Then they will be assigned to the most appropriate duties and responsibilities in the leadership role.
Positive-attitude is regarded as constructive sentiment because it is always helpful or supportive to the country or society. It is a kind of optimistic thinking. For the sake of the progress and prosperity of country, the entire people and all government members must have positive attitude. When the people always express negative-attitude towards government’s activities, the government concerned should analyze its performance and correct their mistakes humbly. Unless they do that way, the harmonious and trustworthy relations cannot be built between the people and the government. The governments are responsible for listening to the voice or attitude of the people concerned. Besides, the government or leadership or administrators must pay attention to the aspiration of the citizens precisely so as to avoid unwanted problems. They ought to solve the problems and difficulties that people are facing or encountering bitterly. Positive-attitude shows the sign of agreement and negative-attitude shows the sign of disapproval indeed. The regimes or rulers with enlightened attitudes have sensible modern views and treat their own citizens fairly and kindly. In this situation, the harmonious relations between the government concerned and the people are found significantly. If the leadership is making a good-faith effort for the nation, the wrong attitudes are not acceptable. The wrong attitudes are regarded as pessimistic views. Nevertheless, the policy makers, decision makers and administrators must have positive-attitudes towards the criticism, comments, opinion, discussions and demonstrations made by their own citizens in the country. The citizens have right to express their views and demands on the leadership role. The government concerned has to fulfill the demand and accept the criticism willingly. In this way, people appreciate and cooperate with the government harmoniously. The personnel in the leadership role of a country must be kind, optimistic, sympathetic and understanding on their fellow citizens. The likes and dislikes on a certain leadership by the general public are the reactions to the conducts and qualities of the leadership. If the public have strong-like or hearty- like on the leadership, the personnel in that leadership role must have rectitude, aptitude and positive-attitude. If the personnel in the leadership role are lack of these noble characters and mindsets, the public do have strong dislike on the officials in the leadership role apparently. The public normally do not like the slip-shod manner, breach of commitment, desultory manner, misleading acts and selfishness. So the officials in the leadership role must be totally free from such unwise-manners and reckless-acts while serving the public affairs. Otherwise, the personnel in the leadership cannot gain trust, due-respect and good reputation. Actually, the positions and authority are conferred on them by majority of the public. Reciprocally, the officials have to respect the public opinion and their feedback. This practice leads to the positive-attitude and the officials involved in the leadership role must always have it. The officials must not despise and underrate the public by any means. The officials are under obligation to regard the ability and constructive criticisms of the public concerned. They must welcome the advice, criticism and co-operation of the general public. The officials must be able to think positively and logically when they perform or undertake the public affairs. Even when we logically think about the relations between the officials and the general public, we realize that the officials are the servants to fulfill or serve the social welfare of the public and the public have to follow under the correct guidance of the officials in accordance with the law indeed. That is why, we call them civil servants. They are appropriately paid by state finance to work for public services in accordance with their capacity and qualifications. They should not act like elites or nonpareils or despotic rulers. Ordinary people wish to see or hear their humble manner, honest conducts and kind treatment while dealing with public. Leadership should be a unique and genuine position so that it can make the country and its people reach prosperous, glorious and prestigious stage. Essentially, the leadership must be formed with the personnel who possess the qualities of rectitude, aptitude and positive-attitude. The main conclusion is that the personnel involved in leadership role in any country must have aforesaid qualities and genuine goodwill towards their citizens. Eventually, the respective countries will be free from conflicts, internal problems and violence. Certainly, peace, solidarity and prosperity will prevail in these countries. !!!!!
Tommy Pauk is the pseudonym of U Thein Swe, who is B.A (English) and (Registered Law) R.L I. degrees holder. He has English Teaching experience at Yangon University English Department and Workers’ college in Yangon, and now is working as freelance writer and English Teacher cum Translator/Interpreter for foreign firms.