Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 4 (Ethics)]: Questions 56 - 59 of 59

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CASE STUDY

You are the District Magistrate in a district where a significant number of transgenders reside. While discrimination against the community is well known, commuters increasingly complain of harassment at their hands, especially at traffic junctions where transgenders are mostly involved in begging. This, at times, also leads to traffic management issues. You have received a number of complaints in this regard and have to act quickly to resolve it. However, a group of transgender associations argue that begging is their only source of livelihood.

Given the situation, answer the following questions:

Question 56 (1 of 2 Based on Passage)

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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What possible courses of action can be undertaken in such situations? Discuss their merits and demerits.

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Possible Course of Action

  • Ignore the issue as begging is a matter of livelihood for transgenders Merit: Transgenders will have their way in collecting money at traffic junctions.
  • Demerit: This will amount to dereliction of duty and will neither help transgenders nor the general public in the long run. Also, begging is a criminal offence. Knowingly al

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Question 57 (2 of 2 Based on Passage)

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Describe the ethical issues involved in this case. Discuss the attitude of people towards transgenders in general and reasons for the same.

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Ethical Issues Involved in this Case Are as Follows

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To discuss the ethical issues involved and the reasons for differential attitude of people towards transgenders.

To discuss possible course of action with merits and demerits. You may conclude by suggesting long-term solution/elaborating on your solution.

The given case involves the issues o

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Question 58

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Corporate social responsibility makes companies more profitable and sustainable. Analysis. (150 words)

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  • Corporate Governance that focuses on relationship between a company and broad range of other stakeholder. It is based on the satisfaction of all kinds of stakeholders, CSR and ethics. Good Corporate governance is about how an organization is managed?
  • It is about commitment to values, ethical business conduct, and exercise of powers in a responsible

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Question 59

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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A building permitted for three floors, while being extended illegally to 6 floors by a builder, collapses. As a consequence, a number of innocent labourers including women and children died. These labourers are migrants of different places. The government immediately announced cash relief to the aggrieved families and arrested the builder.

Give reasons for such incidents taking place across the country. Suggest measures to prevent their occurrence. (250 words, 20 marks)

Explanation

The case involves following ethical issues and values:

  • Lack of respect for the law
  • Safety of workers at the work place
  • Value of money over value of life
  • Exploitation of migrant workers
  • Compensatory attitude of the government – cash relief to victim’s family, which is curative rather than preventive.
  • Responsibility of government to provide justice to work

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