Topic: Case study
7. An NCC cadet, Aparna Sen, has sent following petition to the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT)- “NCC Cadets spend three years of their life with an ambition to become an officer in defense or police. They sacrifice college life of fun and leisure to attend various local, state and national camps. They get rigorous training in discipline, leadership and physical fitness. While there is quota for sportspersons in the recruitment of defense, railways and public sector undertakings, no such separate quota exists for NCC Cadets. Therefore, I request you to create separate quota for us in government jobs, failing which, we will organize a mass protest across the country.” As the Secretary (DoPT), how will you deal with petition? (250 words)
Reference: Case study
Why this question:
The case study presents a situation of ethical dilemma to a public servant.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must present the possible solutions to the case study above.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain the case study.
State the nature of the ethical issue you’ve initially spotted. List the relevant facts Identify stakeholders, Clarify the underlying values, Consider consequences
Identify relevant rights/duties, Reflect on which virtues apply, Consider relevant relationships, Develop a list of potential responses, Use moral imagination to consider each option based on the above considerations.
Choose the best option
Conclude by what could be done in the future to prevent the problem.