Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 4 (Ethics)]: Questions 17 - 19 of 59

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Question 17

Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
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A transformation of corporate governance hinges on the shift from monarchial model to the custodial model of running a company. Comment. (150 Words)

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Introduction:

  • Monarchial model means the succession in a company is family based like the one seen in Tatas, Ambani՚s and Birla՚s.
  • Custodial model is where successor is not family based and open to employees. It is found in L&T group which is headed by employees.
  • Custodial model (CM) incorporates following principles of good corporate governance.

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Question 18

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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)

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Introduction:

Collapse of under construction buildings is happening frequently in India. This not only causes huge economic losses to government or private person but also deaths and devastation to many people.

Reasons for Such Incidents That Are Taking Place in:

  • Lack of ethical understanding, empathy, sympathy, respect for human dignity, value to lif…

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Question 19

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You are an honest and upright police officer. In your service you often observe the following:

1. There are many corrupt officers around you who have links with underworld, rowdy elements, corrupt politicians and with smugglers. Many of them openly boast about their links.

2. Few good officers who wish to set things in order are immediately transferred and are given various troubles by powerful politicians and senior officers

3. Some officers believe that ethics has no place in police service as they are targeted both by the criminals and public whenever they try to do the right thing

4. Subordinates are ill-treated by their superiors, which in turn drives these subordinates to indulge in petty crimes

5. Seniors believe that accepting gifts from the public is not wrong as long as they don՚t receive them from criminals

Comment on the above statements. (250 words)

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The purpose and objectives of police in a democratic society are prevention and detection of crime, maintenance of public order, respect for rule of law, respect for dignity of humans, respect for freedom, liberty and rights of citizens etc. But it is a paradox that the citizens of the world՚s largest democracy do not trust one of the most importan…

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