Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
6. What are the challenges of governance with regard to the implementation of various programmes, like “Beti Bachao Beti Padao”, aimed at the vulnerable section of the society? Do you think that the ethical values need to be revisited?(250 words)
Reference: Ethics by Lexicon publications
Why this question:
The question is based on the need to have ethical values inculcated in implementing governance related schemes so as to ensure vulnerable sections of the society benefit from them.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the challenges of governance with regard to implementation of welfare programs.
Structure of the answer:
Write in brief about welfare programmes for vulnerable sections.
Various welfare programs aimed at welfare of vulnerable sections have been launched e.g.: PMAGY, ICDS etc. But situation at the ground level hasn’t improved much due to the following governance related challenges: One at organisation level like Lack of empathy and sensitivity amongst government servants. Falling commitment towards public service values etc. At citizen level – Patriarchal mindset, lack of awareness etc. Discuss specifically with respect to the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao ” scheme.
Conclude with importance of having ethical values inculcated in such implementation of government schemes.