ETHICS CASE STUDY: Suggest any other possible option(s). Evaluate all of them and suggest the best course of action, giving your reasons for it.
- October 5, 2015
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- Category: Inside India
MAINS SELF STUDY GUIDE: Insights Mock Test – 9 & 10 Combined (GS-4 Ethics)
Insights Mains Offline Test Series 2015
GENERAL STUDIES – 4 ETHICS
Mock Test – 9 & 10
05 October 2015
- You are a sincere and honest officer. You are well known for your straightforward and fearless attitude towards politicians. You have been transferred several times in your career to various places where finding basic amenities was itself difficult even for senior officer like you. Recently you have been transferred to state health and family welfare department as its joint secretary. A contractor who used to supply medical equipments to government hospitals comes to you and seeks your favour in whitelisting his name from the blacklist of contractors. He was found guilty of supplying faulty equipments to hospitals and was blacklisted. He is a close relative of minister of health and family welfare. After listening to his demand you get angry and insult him in front of your staff. After few days he comes to your office with a suitcase. He bribes your peons and directly enters your chamber. The moment he keeps his suitcase on your table and opens it, persons belonging to 3-4 media channels throng into your office and start recording everything. Media accuse you of taking bribe and the news is flashed live across the state. After a while, contractor and health minister both call you and ask you to mend your ways. The government informs media that an enquiry committee will be formed to look into the allegations against you.
Some of the options to handle the situation could be as follows:
- Explain to the committee everything and go for a long leave with your wife
- Take voluntary retirement and move to USA where your son is well settled
- Register a complaint against contractor, minister, media, peons and fight for justice
Suggest any other possible option(s). Evaluate all of them and suggest the best course of action, giving your reasons for it. (250 Words)
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