Probity in Governance

Probity in Governance

Probity & Concept of public service

Previous year questions

  1. What do you understand by ‘probity’ in public life? What are the difficulties in practicing it in the present times? How can these difficulties be overcome? (2014)
  2. “The good of an individual is contained in the good of all.” What do you understand by this statement? How can this principle be implemented in public life? (2013)

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Right to Information

Previous year questions

  1. Some recent developments such as introduction of RTI Act, media and judicial activism, etc. are proving helpful in bringing about greater transparency and accountability in the functioning of the government. However, it is also being observed that at times the mechanisms are misused. Another negative effect is that the officers are now afraid to take prompt decisions. Analyse the situation in detail and suggest how the dichotomy can be resolved. Suggest how these negative impacts can be minimised. (150 words) (2015)

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Codes of Ethics and Conduct

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Work culture

Previous year questions

  1. Two different kinds of attitudes exhibited by public servants towards their work have been identified as bureaucratic attitude and the democratic attitude.
  2. Distinguish between these two terms and write their merits and demerits.
  3. Is it possible to balance the two too create a better administration for the faster development of our country? (150 words) (2015)

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Citizen’s Charters & Quality of service delivery

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Challenges of corruption

Previous year questions

  1. It is often said that poverty leads to corruption. However, there is no dearth of instances where affluent and powerful people indulge in corruption in a big way. What are the basic causes of corruption among people? Support your answer with examples. (2014)
  2. Today we find that in-spite of various measures of prescribing codes of conduct, setting up vigilance cells/commissions, RTI, active media and strengthening of legal mechanism, corrupt practices are not coming under control.
    1. Evaluate the effectiveness of these measures with justifications.
    2. Suggest more effective strategies to tackle this menace. (150 words) (2015)

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