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Question 46

Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
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Appeared in Year: 2019

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You are the head of the Human Resources department of an organization. One day one of the workers died on duty. His family was demanding compensation. However, the company denied compensation because it was revealed in investigation that he was drunk at the time of the accident. The workers of the company went to strike demanding compensation for the family of the deceased. The Chairman of the management board has asked for your recommendation. (250 words, 20 marks)

What recommendation would you provide the management?

Discuss the merits and demerits of each of the recommendations.

Explanation

The case presents an ethical dilemma to choose between objectivity and compassion. Basing decision on objectivity and rule of law, compensation must be denied but on compassionate ground it must be given. Following are other issues and values involved in the case:

  • Value of fraternity among the workers.
  • Workers safety at the work place.
  • Feeling of inju…

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Question 47

Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
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Appeared in Year: 2019

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You are representing India in an international bidding for oil exploration in a country. Other, richer countries are also bidding for the project. You are sure that your bid of exploration is better as well as cheaper than that of others, and that you will definitely win the bid. A day before the auction, you come to know that other countries are employing every means, including bribing the authorities for being successful. Some of the officials of the home country have also contacted you and made some demands in exchange for assurance of India winning the bid. You are aware of the criticality of this bid in terms of domestic economic and strategic implications. Based on above information, answer the following questions.

(a) Specify the ethical dilemmas that you face in this situation.

(b) Do ethical concerns really matter in international transactions or are they secondary to domestic interests?

(c) What will be your course of action in the above situation? Justify with merits and demerits.

Explanation

Identify the ethical dilemmas that you face.

Highlight the importance of ethical concerns in international transactions Vis a Vis domestic interests.

Then mention the course of action that you would follow. Justify it by taking into account the merits and demerits of the decision.

  • The situation in this case study presents the following ethical dilemma…

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