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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. Discuss some of the major ethical Concerns and dilemmas faced by the administrators in Government institutes as well suggest measures to address them. (250 words)
Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications
Why this question:
The question is straightforward and aims to highlight the major Ethical Concerns and dilemmas faced by the administrators in Government institutes and ways to address them.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss some of the key ethical Concerns and dilemmas faced by the administrators in Government institutes using suitable examples and suggest solutions to address the same.
Discuss – This 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:
Briefly define what constitute an ethical concern or a dilemma.
Explain the major Ethical dilemmas faced by public servants such as – administrative discretion, policy dilemmas, secrecy in administration, information leaks, corruption, nepotism, public accountability etc. In short present an illustration possibly covering 3-4 aspects from the above. Suggest what needs to be done to overcome these challenges.
Conclude with way forward.