Topic: ethics – in private and public relationships;
7. Conflict of interest can lower overall morale and productivity. What are the various ways to overcome conflict of interest in public service? (150 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the ways to overcome conflict of interest.
Structure of the answer:
Write about how there is a conflict of interest between private and public relationships during day-to-day administrative work.
Bring out the various facets of integrity, impartiality and nonpartisan ship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections that an administrator must consider before taking any actions in case of conflict.
Mention certain principles, theories and benchmarks one can take the right decision especially when faced with a conflict or dilemma.
Complete by summarizing the need for doing the right thing especially for those who are in power.