ETHICS – Insights 70 Days Plan
Day – 6
CASE STUDY (Ethics in private relationships)
Preetham is preparing for civil services exam for last 5 years. He has reached interview stage three times and has exhausted five out of six attempts so far. So far he has failed to secure a rank. Preetham started preparing for coveted exam at the age of 26. He married his childhood friend at the age of 21. He got a lucrative job in an MNC at the age of 22. Even though his wife too got a good job, she was forced to not to join any job by her in-laws. Later, not satisfied with the private sector job, Preetham decides to quit his job and prepare for civil services exam. After three failed attempts and all savings exhausted, relationship between him and his wife starts straining. As her in laws are still opposed to her going for a job and being frustrated with Preetham’s silence and his inability to clear civil services exam, Preetham’s wife decides to move to her parents’ home and file for divorce. Preetham requests her to stay with him and support him for one more year. But his wife ignores his pleas.
In his final attempt, Preetham secures a very good rank and he is sure to get IAS and a posting in his home cadre.
a) Analyse the ethical issues involved in this case.