Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 4 (Ethics)]: Questions 12 - 16 of 59

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Question 12

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

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Suppose the Government of India is thinking of constructing a dam in a mountain valley bound by forests and inhabited by ethnic communities. What rational policy should it resort to in dealing with unforeseen contingencies? (150 words) 10

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  • The issue relates to the sensitive issue of Environment vs Development‘natural capital’basis of all other forms of capital, growth, development and everything elseforests, rivers, crops, landbasis of life on this planet. Humanity the world over depends on , which is the . The are the , and provide valuable ecosystem services, without which we as a

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Question 13

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If civil servants have empathy nothing else matters, if they don’t have empathy again nothing else matters. Discuss (15 Marks)

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  • If civil servants have the moral virtue of empathy i. e. , to sympathies with the others as well as to undertake action as to alleviate the misery caused to others.
  • An empathic civil servant will have compassion and determination and strive to world towards bettering their lot, towards their upliftment from poverty and marginalization.
  • An empathetic

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Question 14

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It is the attitude that determines the behaviour of people. Discuss the important moral attitudes and their impact on Civil Servants so that they can become efficient public servants. (15 marks)

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  • Attitude, which is basically the opinions or views towards an object or person, influences the behaviour of a person has both emotional as well as cognitive components, will determine our behaviour and actions. Forge the superordinate in an organization, carrying a positive attitude towards subordinate, considers him efficient and loyal, then his b

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Question 15

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What is meant by ‘crisis of conscience’? How does it manifest in the public domain? (150 words) (10 marks)

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  • Conscience is that inner voice which enables a person to distinguish right from wrong.
  • ‘Crisis of conscience’ refers to a state when a person experiences conflict between his legal duties and his inner conscience.

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  • A public servant is reported of a case of child labour. When he reaches the place, he finds that the child is willingly and ha

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Question 16

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You are the manager of a spare parts company A and you have to negotiate a deal with the manager of a large manufacturing company B. The deal is highly competitive and sealing the deal is critical for your company. The deal is being worked out over a dinner. After dinner, the manager of manufacturing company B offered to drop you to the hotel in his car. On the way to hotel he happens to hit motorcycle injuring the motorcyclist badly. You know the manager was driving fast and thus lost control. The law enforcement officer comes to investigate the issue and you are the sole eyewitness to it. Knowing the strict laws pertaining to road accidents you are aware that your honest account of the incident would lead to the prosecution of the manager and as a consequence the deal is likely to be jeopardised, which is of immense importance to your company. What are the dilemmas you face? What will be your response to the situation? (250 Words)

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Dilemmas Faced by Manager a:

  • Adhering to rule, law Vs securing company’s gains: The manager is the only eyewitness to it. If he is abiding by laws, he has to give proof against Manager B. This will lead to the prosecution of the manager and as a consequence the deal is likely to be jeopardized.
  • Personal ethics Vs Professional advancement

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