Topic : Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
7. Explain tolerance and compassion in Indian context. How effectively can tolerance and compassion be used by the respective authority in the process of decision making in public administration? (250 words)
Reference: Ethics ,Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications
Why the question:
The question is based on the theme of tolerance and compassion. And discuss their importance to decision making in public administration.
Key Demand of the question:
Explain the concepts of tolerance and compassion in Indian context and its importance to decision making in public administration.
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:
Define what tolerance and compassion are. Empathy involves giving due importance and value to understanding of one’s thoughts, feelings and concerns for others even when they are not explicitly expressed, and acting on it.
Explain why a civil servant /public servant should possess these virtues to justify the administration job better. Explain that Public servants must have the ability to understand someone else’s experience of humanity and use that understanding to guide their decisions and actions. Among many others, empathy and tolerance are foundational values that affect the decision making to a large extent.
Suggest methods for administrators to inculcate and practice these key values while making decisions in public administration.
Conclude with importance.