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.
5. What are the challenges of governance with regard to the implementation of various programs, aimed at the vulnerable section of the society? Do you think that the ethical values need to be revisited? Explain. (250 words)
Reference: Ethics by Lexicon publications
Why the 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. Bring out if there are any ethical values that need to be revisited.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
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 with specific examples of welfare schemes like the housing schemes, schemes of Swachh Bharat mission etc.
Conclude with way forward.