Ethics in PubAd

Ethics in PubAd

Status and problems
Previous year questions

  1. There is a heavy ethical responsibility on the public servants because they occupy positions of power, handle huge amounts of public funds, and their decisions have wide-ranging impact on society and environment. What steps have you taken to improve your ethical competence to handle such responsibility? (2014)

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  1. All the various types of social indiscipline which manifest themselves by deficiencies in legislation and, in particular, law observance and enforcement, a widespread disobedience by public officials and, often, their collusion with powerful persons and groups … whose conduct they should regulate. Within the concept of the soft states belongs also corruption (Myrdal, (1970), p 208).

Ethical concerns and dilemmas
Previous year questions

  1. Public servants are likely to confront with the issues of “Conflict of Interest”. What do you understand by the term “Conflict of Interest” and how does it manifest in the decision making by public servants? If faced with the conflict of interest situation how would you resolve it? Explain with the help of examples. (150 words) (2015)

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Laws, rules, regulations
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  1. “A mere compliance with law is not enough, the public servant also have to have a well developed sensibility to ethical issues for effective discharge of duties” Do you agree? Explain with the help of two examples where (i) an act is ethically right, but not legally and (ii) an act is legally right, but not ethically. (150 words) (2015)

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Accountability and ethical governance
Previous year questions

  1. What does ‘accountability’ mean in the context of public service? What measures can be adopted to ensure individual and collective accountability of public servants? (2014)

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Strengthening ethical values in governance
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  1. Practice what you preach: First reform government
    1. Shri. Vijay Kharadi, IAS (Guj.) — Mass Marriage Ceremony
    2. Shri R. Anandakumar, IAS (TN) — Daughter in government school

Ethics & international relations
Previous year questions

  1. At the international level, bilateral relations between most nations are governed on the policy of promoting one’s own national interest without any regard for the interest of other nations. This lead to conflicts and tension between the nations. How can ethical consideration help resolve such tensions? Discuss with specific examples. (150 words) (2015)

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  1. International funding

 

 

Corporate governance
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Practice Questions

    1. An analysis by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) shows that the corporate sector in India is lagging behind and has a long way to go before it can claim to have a culture rooted in ethical practices. Analyze the current scenario in India with examples

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