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What are the key characteristics of ethical governance? Explain with examples.

Topic: Philosophical basis of governance and probity

6. What are the key characteristics of ethical governance? Explain with examples. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Conceptual Tuesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the attributes of ethical governance.

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining ethical governance.

Body:

Write about the various attributes of ethical governance – ethical leadership, transparency and accountability, compliance with laws and regulations, stakeholder engagement, ethical codes and policies, risk management, and continuous improvement. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.