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ETHICS CASE STUDY: The following options are available to you. Analyse their merits and demerits, and choose the best course of action for you (not necessarily the ones mentioned below)

Topic: Strengthening Ethical and moral values in governance

7) You are working as Superintendent of Police. Recently an NGO complained against your department to the government accusing you of not taking any action to curb the sale of spurious liquor in your jurisdiction. A cabinet minister who is also in-charge minister of the district calls for a review meeting. In the meeting, after hearing public complaints, the minister gets furious and starts behaving harshly with you. You try to explain him of the actions you have taken so far and why sale of spurious liquor is difficult to curb unless there is a change in government policy , but the minister is rude and is indifferent to your explanation. At one point, he asks you to get out of the meeting. Your subordinates and officers from other departments are all witnessing the scene.

The following options are available to you. Analyse their merits and demerits, and choose the best course of action for you (not necessarily the ones mentioned below):

a) Shout back at the minister and ask him to mind his manners

b) Seek apology from him for defaming you in front of your subordinates

c) Tender an apology to the minister and walk out of the meeting as per his instruction

d) Remain silent, let the minister shout at you until he calms down.

The Indian Express