Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration-Ethical Concerns and Dilemmas in Government and Private Institutions [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 4 (Ethics)]: Questions 1 - 2 of 22

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Question 1

Ethical Concerns and Dilemmas in Government and Private Institutions
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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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Question 2

Ethical Concerns and Dilemmas in Government and Private Institutions
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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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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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