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The perception that probity in governance is considered an exception rather than the norm in modern-day administration is rooted in various systemic, cultural, and structural challenge. Analsye.

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

6. The perception that probity in governance is considered an exception rather than the norm in modern-day administration is rooted in various systemic, cultural, and structural challenge. Analsye. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about why probity is such a rare occurrence in governance.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining probity in governance.

Body:

First, with examples mentions why civil servants with strong moral principles are rare and mention the factors that make civil servants compromise their integrity.

Next, mention steps that must be taken to improve and promote probity in governance.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting measures to make these measures more robust and effective.