Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 45

ARCHIVES 22 September 2014 A retired IAS officer  is arrested by the CBI on charges of corruption in coal block allocation when he was a Secretary in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. In his friends’ and colleagues’ circle he was known for his honesty, integrity and simplicity. He was also the youngest …

Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 43

ARCHIVES 19 September 2014 You are a senior police officer working at the state police headquarters. Your wife is a Commissioner in the Higher Education Department. Recently an RTI activist has filed an RTI application seeking all the information related to purchases made by the department for the government colleges. At the behest of the …

Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 36

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014 1) “Even as the Ebola crisis rages onward in west Africa, a World Health Organization panel concluded on August 11 that offering patients promising experimental Ebola drugs with unknown side effects and efficacy would be ethical.” This is a recent news published in an American journal. Do you think it is ethical to …

Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 35

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 1) Critically examine the key issues and constraints in the implementation of Right to Information Act. (250 Words) Reference 2) At all time, a public servant’s priority should be serving his nation and its citizens, not the family. Do you agree with this view? Substantiate (200 Words)

Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 34

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014 1) Which values do you think should constitute moral norms and values of governance? Explain them. (200 Words) Reference (Page No. 7) 2) A multi-storey building which was illegally constructed collapses and kills fifty innocent workers – including women and children. These workers were poor migrants from far away villages. The …

General Studies Paper – 4 (Ethics) – Important Terms (Jargon) and Their Meaning

 By: User of Insightsonindia.com Illegal Gratification: It is defined as taking gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act.  Gratification is not limited to pecuniary gratifications or to gratifications estimable in money. It also includes favouring or disfavouring one person over the other. Ex: The 2G spectrum scam involved politicians and government officials in …

Ethics and Integrity – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 33

ARCHIVES 02 September 2014 1) Effective utilization of public funds is critical to meeting development goals. Critically examine the reasons behind under-utilisation and misutilisation of public funds and their implications. Also suggest with examples how public funds can be effectively utilised. (250 Words) Reference – 1 Reference – 2 Reference – 3 2) Write a note …

ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Answer Writing Challenge, 07 August 2014

ARCHIVES 07 August 2014 You are serving as Superintendent of Police (SP)  in a district notorious for kidnapping cases. In one such kidnapping case, ten school girls have been kidnapped and hidden in an unknown place. In previous cases, where one or two girls were kidnapped, they were sold to prostitution racquet in a foreign …