Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;
7) You are the chief of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). A movie on LGBT rights comes to CBFC for certification. This movie’s story talks about struggle of two gay boys – one from upper caste and another from lower caste – who are maligned in the society and ostracised. Majority of the members in CBFC are against the movie as it has many explicit scenes. At the same time, there is an outcry from conservative groups seeking banning of the movie. Even few ministers who hold important portfolios in the union government have expressed their dislike for the movie. They think that the movie will endanger India’s culture. Whereas the director is of the opinion that the movie tries to highlight not on sexuality related issues, but also about other for of discriminations faced by lower caste people. You get phone calls from influential people to deny certificate to this movie. The issue has divided media and public into two opposing groups.
a) In this situation, what is the course of action you want to pursue? Justify with valid reasons.
b) Do you think culture is influenced by motion pictures to the extent of endangering it? Critically comment.
c) Why do you think there exists opposition to such movies? Does it bode well for India? Comment. (300 Words)