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Probity and efficiency need not necessarily be exclusive. Explain with suitable examples.

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.

7. Probity and efficiency need not necessarily be exclusive. Explain with suitable examples. (250 words)

Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications

Why the question:

The question is premised on the importance of probity and efficiency.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain with examples in what way probity and efficiency need not necessarily be exclusive.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Probity in governance is an essential and vital requirement for an efficient and effective system of governance and for socio-economic development.

Body:

Define what probity is, what efficiency is to administration.

Discuss the importance of probity and efficiency in governance and in general administration.

Such questions are best explained with examples; discuss how efficiency and probity can mutually inclusive. Give examples from government offices.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of the two and highlight their mutual inclusiveness.