This chapter presents the basic values that should be inculcated by public servants in India. The five fundamental values are Devotion to work, Honesty and integrity, Fearlessness and courage, Sense of mission, and Spirit of service and sacrifice. While the central government has issued conduct rules for government employees, known as Central Civil Services Rules 1964, it does not lie down values which civil services should follow or a code of ethics. The existing Conduct Rules are totally inadequate to deal with cases of malfeasance or misconduct of public servants as they give numerous escape routes for the unscrupulous. Ethical standards are a key check and balance against arbitrary use of that public power. A well-structured ethical framework will inspire a public servant to realise a vision, a purpose and an ideal to strive for while carrying on his public duties.