Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 4 (Ethics)]: Questions 48 - 49 of 59

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Question 48

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

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In framing a government, which is to be administered by men over men, the greatest difficulty lies firstly in enabling the government to control the governed; and in the next place to oblige it to control itself. Comment w. r. t. accountability of public service in India.

Explanation

The answer first needs to elaborate on the statement, which talks about the complex and complicated environment in which the public administrators have to work. The next part should focus on the obligation of the government to control itself. The concept of internal accountability should be clearly highlighted. Illustrate above points with examples…

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Question 49

Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
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A deadly epidemic has broken out in West Africa killing thousands of people in a short span of time and infecting many others. There is no vaccine or treatment available to cure the disease. You are the head of the health department of one of the countries that have been severely hit by the epidemic. While there is no treatment currently available for the disease, an experimental drug is being used in some other country. This drug has shown positive results and consequently some of the patients have also managed to recover from the disease. However, it is not yet clear whether the relief came due to the drug alone, or otherwise.

Given the high mortality rate of the disease and its rapid spread, other countries affected by this disease have already given a go-ahead for the mass production of this experimental drug. But some health experts are skeptical about the efficacy of the drug and have even warned against its use as it may result in some deadly side-effects.

(a) Bring out and discuss the ethical issues involved in the above case.

(b) What would you do in the above situation? Give reasons.

Explanation

The answer should consists of the following parts –

The facts of the case

The major ethical issues involved

Different options available to you and their analysis

The course of action you would adopt, giving reasons

The facts of the case are –

  • The epidemic is deadly with a high fatality rate
  • There is no cure for the virus except for an experimental drug wh…

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