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Examples of Ethics

GS Paper 4


Syllabus: Application of Ethics


Source: Multiple


Example 1: IAS Rajat Bansal (Development in Naxal Region)

In addressing the challenge of Naxal violence in Chhattisgarh, the district administration of Bastar launched Think-B, a start-up incubator, to encourage youth entrepreneurship. Led by IAS Rajat Bansal, the initiative aims to provide employment opportunities and tackle extremism through innovative, development-focused solutions.

Success: Think-B has mentored batches of entrepreneurs, resulting in successful startups like Zillusion Studios and Mom’s Food Services. The approach highlights the transformative power of good governance and development in addressing complex issues, even in remote naxal areas.


Example 2:  IAS Divya Iyer (Crowd Management)

In 2021-22, Sabarimala faced challenges during the Mandala season due to disruptions like protests and floods. Crowd management, crucial for safety, became a priority. IAS Divya Iyer and the Pathanamthitta district administration successfully conducted the yatra through strategic planning, including coordination with 52 departments, a Safety Walk, landslide hazard mapping, and implementing the Sabarimala Virtual Queue System with COVID protocols. In December 2023, Sabarimala implemented the Tirupati model of a queuing system.

Divya emphasizes the importance of disaster management, including prevention, mitigation, and education. She believes continuous learning is essential for civil servants facing diverse challenges daily.

Usage of examples: For Essays, Governance, and Ethics section of Mains examination as case studies and example-fodder for answers. Candidates will find it useful for framing replies in interviews/ personality tests.