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ETHICS CASE STUDY: In this situation, what will you do? Discuss.

Topic: Ethics in public life; Empathy towards weaker sections

7) You are working as Panchayat Development officer in a gram panchayat. Your work involves proper implementation of government schemes at local level. One day a very old lady comes to you and tell you that her hut has been completely destroyed due to heavy rain and she has no place to sleep. She tells you that she is treated as outcast by villagers for many years and nobody is coming forward to help. She requests you to grant her home under any of government’s schemes. You are not authorized to do so unless a proper gram sabha is held to choose beneficiaries.  Moreover villagers are opposed to any help to old lady.

In this situation, what will you do? Discuss. (200 Words)