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One of the most effective methods for detecting and preventing corruption and malpractices is through the act of whistleblowing. Is whistleblowing by civil servants ethically justified?

Topic: Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information

7. One of the most effective methods for detecting and preventing corruption and malpractices is through the act of whistleblowing. Is whistleblowing by civil servants ethically justified?

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 role whistle blowing ain prevention of corruption.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Explain what is whistle blowing.

Body:

Explain What are the moral and ethical justification of whistleblowing – whistleblowing is morally required when it is required at all; people have a moral obligation to prevent serious harm to others if they can do so with little costs to themselves. Give examples to justify your points.

Conclusion:

Conclude by stressing on the need of whistle-blower protection