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6) Who in your opinion is a good civil servant? one who is a whistle blower or one who tries to find the possible solution from within the system? Justify your stand with examples. Also discuss the challenges in finding a solution from within the system.(250 words)

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

6) Who in your opinion is a good civil servant? one who is a whistle blower or one who tries to find the possible solution from within the system? Justify your stand with examples. Also discuss the challenges in finding a solution from within the system.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is based on the theme of a ‘good civil servant’ vis-à-vis whistle blowing aspect.

Key demand of the question:

One must discuss in detail the aspect of whistle blowing in a civil servants’ life and in what way it makes her/him a good civil servant and how she/he has to manage the system to find suitable solutions irrespective of situations.

Directive:

 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: 

In brief explain what makes a good civil servant.

Body:

Explain the key traits of a good civil servant first, then explain the whistle blowing aspects and the need to balance for solutions to different situations.

Such answers are best explained using suitable solutions.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance of good civil servants for the system to run more efficiently and effectively.

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