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Is it the lack of values or prevalence of greed, that leads to corruption in the country? State your opinion.

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity;

7. Is it the lack of values or prevalence of greed, that leads to corruption in the country? State your opinion. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining corruption.

Body:

First, write about the factors that aid corruption – lack of values, absence of ethical training, pliable conscience etc.

Next, write about role of greed in corruption – opportunity costs, quid pro quo, acceptance of corruption etc. Write about its impact.

Conclusion:

Conclude by mention measures needed to tackle corruption.