Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 4 (Ethics)]: Questions 10 - 11 of 59

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Question 10

Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
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Appeared in Year: 2018

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It is a State where prohibition is in force. You are recently appointed as the Superintendent of police of a district notorious for illicit distillation of liquor. The illicit liquor leads to many deaths, reported and unreported, and causes a major problem for the district authorities.

The approach till now had been to view it as a law and order problem and tackle it accordingly. Raids, arrests, policies cases, criminal trails – all these had only limited impact. The problem remains as serious as ever.

Your inspections show that the parts of the district where the distillation flourishes are economically, industrially and educationally backward. Agriculture is badly affected by poor irrigation facilities. Frequent clashes among communities gave boost to illicit distillation. No major initiatives had taken place in the past either from the government՚s side or from social organizations to improve the lot of the people.

Which new approach will you adopt to bring the problem under control? (250 words) 20

Explanation

  • Since my designation in this is given as the Superintendent of police, my main responsibility would be to ensure law and order. Hence, the primary task a SP of the District is to ensure that illegal activities are curbed and the rule of law is enforced in the district.
    • The question of law states that the personnel involved in illegal distillation of…

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Question 11

Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
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A big corporate house is engaged in manufacturing industrial chemicals on a large scale. It proposes to set up an additional unit. Many states rejected its proposal due to detrimental effect on the environment. But one State government acceded to the request and permitted the unit, close to a city, brushing aside all opposition.

The unit was set up 10 years ago and was in full swing till recently. The pollution caused by the industrial effluents was affecting the industrial effluents was affecting the land water and crops in the area. It was also causing serious health problem to human beings and animals. This gave rise to a series of agitations demanding the closure of the plant. In a recent agitation thousands of people took part, creating a law and order problem necessitating stern police action. Following the public outcry, the State government ordered the closure of the factory.

The closure of the factory resulted in the unemployment of not only those workers who were engaged in the factory but also those who were working in the ancillary units. It also very badly affected those industries which depended on the chemicals manufactured by it.

As a senior officer entrusted with the responsibility of handling this issue, are you going to address it? (250 words) 20

Explanation

  • Since my designation in this case is related to an Industrial case, my approach of handling this issue will be influenced by professional and corporate ethics. The case also has an environmental aspect which needs to be balanced through Environmental Ethics.
    • The federal units in the form of States have to develop with a consideration to business and…

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