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6) Critically analyse the possibility of legally enforceable code of ethics for bureaucrats and politicians in India.(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) Critically analyse the possibility of legally enforceable code of ethics for bureaucrats and politicians in India.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is to ascertain one’s opinion about the question of legal enforceability of code of ethics for bureaucrats and politicians.

Key demand of the question:

One must explain both the pros and cons of legally enforcing code of ethics for bureaucrats and politics.

Directive:

Critically analyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

One can start by explaining the need of ethics in Bureaucracy and politics.

Body:

Students must explain both pros and cons of having legal enforceability of ethics in general.

Explain the benefits of having a legally enforced code of ethics.

Discuss the associated concerns and what needs to be done to overcome it?

Conclusion:

Conclude that though legal enforcement has potential to resolve the crisis but fear of law is not a sustainable solution. The values should be inculcated in the persons to have a long term effect.