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.
7) Rights and duties are two sides of same coin. Do you agree? If so why?(250 words)
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Why this question:
The question is based upon the theme of rights and duties.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must establish clearly the interlinkages between one’s rights and duties and in what way both go hand in hand.
Structure of the answer:
Explain what rights are and what duties are in general.
Discuss that Rights and Duties always go together: Both go side by side. These are the two sides of the same coin. If the state gives the right to life to a citizen, it also imposes an obligation on him to not to expose his life to dangers, as well as to respect the life of others.
Such questions are best answered using examples from real life.
Conclude that Rights and duties are closely related and cannot be separated from one another.