4) Public policy shouldn’t be shaped in an ethical vacuum. Discuss in the context of current battle of political parties racing for a win in elections.(250 words)

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Topic :  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

4) Public policy shouldn’t be shaped in an ethical vacuum. Discuss in the context of current battle of political parties racing for a win in elections.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The article discusses in detail how Political parties should institute a culture of examining what a policy decision implies by way of ethics. It highlights the importance of public policy that must be centered around by ethical backing.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the current context of elections in detail, the political manifesto being propagated to bank on votes which is purely lacking ethical grounds.

Directive word:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer

Introduction:

Introduce by highlighting the significance of public policy.

Body:

  • The answer must centre around Ethical public policy making , what should be its components, features to ensure strong social safety net and  continuous improvement in regulations as well as social and welfare conditions.
  • The answer must explain recent examples to justify varying from – demonetization, “National Mission” focused on sunrise technologies, AI or Internet of Things etc.
  • Students must take cues from the article and come up with lacunae and solutions to suggest.

Conclusion –

Emphasize the importance of ethics in public policy making and suggest a way forward.