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 For a civil servant what qualities are required to withstand pressure from various influential sections to stick to rule book and follow his/her conscience as sources of ethical guidance to do the right thing? With suitable examples, discuss these qualities.
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 With suitable examples explain how social influence can affect ethics in public administration. (150 Words)
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 The really tough choices don’t center upon right versus wrong. But to choose less wrong between two wrongs and better between two rights, makes all the difference. Comment
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 " A cowardly is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave " - Gandhi
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 "People who fly into rage always make a bad landing "- Buddha
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 " I call him religious who understands the sufferings of others" - Gandhi
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 " You have to grow from inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual " - Vivekanand
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 "Freedom is the real test of Morality " Elaborate.
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 “Act so as to treat others as ends not merely as means” (150 words).
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 “Virtuous conduct consists in avoiding the extremes of excess or of deficiency.” (150 words)
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  “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” ? Mahatma Gandhi. With suitable examples, critically comment on the application of the meaning of the above quote in personal and professional life, especially in public administration.
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‘Character’ and ‘conduct’ of a man are intimately related, bring out what it means to you in the present day context.
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“Act so as to treat others as ends not merely as means” bring out what it means to you in the present day context.
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Discuss the importance of Media Ethics in the debate of freedom of press and right of privacy.
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 Elaborating the difference between religion and ethics discuss if it is correct argue that religion is the basis of ethical conduct.eth
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 Would human conduct be more ethical in an atheist world ? Evaluate .
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 Do you think  it is ethical on the part of banks and tax enforcement agencies to force defaulters and tax evaders  to comply with rules by resorting to measures like naming and shaming ? Justify
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 Should there be an Ethical policy for eradication of corruption? What should such a policy enunciate?
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  In the light of recent scams in the medical education field, discuss the necessity to include ethics education and mentorship in their teaching.
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 What are the major determinants of Ethics in Public Administration?
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 Discuss the concept of Integrity and elaborate its importance in the context of civil services.
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 What are the primary influences which shape the ethical outlook of an individual ?
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 " You have to grow from inside out. None can teach you to be Ethical." In the light of the above statement, discuss the Integrity approach to Ethical compliance.
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 With relevant examples discuss Consequential Ethics and highlight its applicability in administration.
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 With relevant examples discuss the difference between Deontological and teleological Ethics .
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 Do you justify encounter killings as ethical? Critically comment.
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 Do you justify the abolition of the death penalty ? Critically comment .
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 Critically discuss the ethical aspects of farmer suicides in India.
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 With a plethora of justifications the practice dowry still haunts the Indian society despite the spread of education and awareness. Do you consider the practice of dowry as unethical and immoral? Justify your answer.
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 Discuss the concept of Integrity. Is it an important in public life? Give one incidence in your life when integrity of some other person has been beneficial to you .   (200 words)
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 Explain the ethical dilemmas which a civil servant faces while in service. What will be your approach?
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 What does success mean to you? Should one take risks in life and fearlessly chase their dreams to achieve success or should they be content with what they already have? Comment. (150 Words)
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Do you justify Euthanasia? Discuss the Ethical issues involved in it.
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The debate on the Juvenile Justice Bill has been getting louder, with several developments unfolding in the horrific December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape case. In the light of the above case discuss the role played family, society and educational institutions in the inculcation of values in an individual.
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With suitable examples, discuss the qualities required for a civil servant to withstand pressure from various influential sections to stick to rule book and follow his/her conscience as sources of ethical guidance to do the right thing.
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 What are human values? What role is played by family and society to foster human values? And also discuss its importance in ethical public administration.

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 In Delhi zoo, a mentally unstable person falls in Tiger enclosure. The white tiger kills him, while the crowd is busy capturing the MMS video of the event. Discuss the ethicality of the conduct of the crowd.
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 Explain the role of family in inculcation of values in one''''s personality.
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 Explain the role of educational institutions in inculcation of values in one''s personality.
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 Explain the role of social institutions in inculcation of values in one''''s personality.
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 It is argued that Internet-compatible electronic devices being used by school children and youngsters are affecting them adversely in various ways. Some elders even argue that children are losing values due to dependence on these devices. Taking example from your own experiences, critically comment on the statements.
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 What is the relation between Ethics and values? Discuss in the context of Public Administration?
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 Do you favour giving sex education in schools in India. What are the preconditions for introduction of this initiative?
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 Is watching porn an unethical and immoral act? Comment. What is your view on imposition of restrictions by the government on Internet in this regard?
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Indian parenting methods are relatively abusive when compared to the countries in the West.”  In the light of above statement, discuss the role of parenting in the development of ethics and values in a child.
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What do you understand by Political Attitude? How is it different from Political Ideology? Also examine the role and importance of political attitude and ideology in determining ethics in politics.

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 Examine the relationship between attitude and behaviour. Do you think training can change attitude of people positively towards weaker sections of the society? Discuss.

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 With suitable examples explain how social influence can affect ethics in public administration.
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 Discuss the relationship between Attitude, thought and behavior. Give examples (200 words)
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 Define and differentiate between aptitude and attitude. In your opinion, which of these two is more important for a civil servant? Justify why.
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 How important is emotional intelligence for ensuring good governance? Explain by giving examples

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 How important is emotional intelligence for ensuring good governance? Explain by giving examples.
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 Discuss with examples the relationship between empathy, compassion and Emotional Intelligence.
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Elucidate with relevant examples the applicability  and importance of emotional intelligence for ensuring good governance.
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1 Case study

 High-ranking city officials, in and out of uniform, are often asked to endorse commercial products or professional services. Most cities and professional codes of conduct either prohibit or discourage such endorsements, but not everywhere. The former chief of police in Tampa, Florida, routinely endorsed products from a vendor who sold the city $2.37 million worth of surveillance equipment. The same firm donated
$50,000 co the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives when the chief ask for a donation. The former chief is now a consultant to the vendor. An investigation by city council concluded that the chief had not violated any legal or ethical policies. Why? The Tampa Police Department policy then in effect allowed endorsements with the prior approval of the chief of police. The new police chief rejects this policy. As he puts it, "We''re not going to be in the business of selling other people''s products with our uniforms. I believe in keeping the vendors at arm''s length."
In India we have our own issues , consider the case of a member of parliament Hema in purifier gurgle
SANJAY K. JHA
New Delhi, Aug. 14: The incurable chatterbox used to caustic queries like “Tumharanaamkyahai, Basanti''” has raised a question that raises many more. RajyaSabha MP HemaMalini today sprang a question on reverse osmosis water purifiers in Parliament, setting tongues wagging on whether she was plugging the products or pushing the interests of any particular company. The unstarred question — those that get written answers — she asked was “whether the government is considering to bring the… parts used in manufacturing of reverse osmosis-based purifiers… at par with finished purifiers at nil rate of excise duty in order to compete with the imported finished products”. The actress also sought to know if it was a fact that there was no excise duty on such water purifiers. “If so, what are the reasons for charging full rate of excise duty on the… parts being used in water purifiers; whether it is also a fact that charges of excise duty on… parts of water purifiers will make finished products costlier than the finished imported products; and if so, the government’s reaction thereto.”
BJP spokesman V.K. Malhotra declined comment on Hema’s motive in asking such questions, saying he would have to “study the matter”. But party sources said the leadership would speak to her soon. The actress may not have been aware of the consequences of asking such questions as politics was not her first love, they said.
Whatever the case, the way the questions have been drafted suggests she might have been helped by experts in the field. They could also be seen as concealing some kind of business interest as Hema appears in an advertisement for a water purifier along with daughters Esha and Ahana. Such “suspicions” could also be fanned by the practice of using question hour to settle corporate rivalries and influence government policy. Whether Hema intended any mischief is anyone’s guess but it is a fact that MPs are often tricked into asking questions in the House. The cash-for-query scam — in which MPs were paid to ask questions — is an example. Hema got written answers from junior finance minister S.S. Palanimanickam.
Discussion questions
1. Most cities place commercial advertisements on city-owned buses and some cities put advertisements on the city''s web site. How does this commercialization of a product differ from an endorsement by a city official?
2. Book authors, including academics, often seek favorable comments from a public official that are placed on the cover of the bock or posted on the publisher''s web site. Is this kind of endorsement different than a police.chielendorsing, say, a stun gun manufactured by a firm?
3. Do you think Member of Parliaments are justified in endorsing products and lobbying on the behalf of the company in the parliament? What kind of ethical guidelines should be followed in the Indian Parliament?
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 Have you ever wondered about what you can and cannot take home from the office? Many city or county employees use employer-supplied pens and pencils at home and elsewhere and don''t get particularly upset about the ethics of doing so. But what should you do when the office toilet paper starts disappearing? Is this an ethics crisis? A management crisis? Both of the above?
As a city manager once advised, when employees start taking toilet paper home, you''ve got a serious problem! As it turns out, while toilet paper may not be a prime commodity for employees to take home in most organizations, there are many other commodities that seem to walk out the door regularly. A recent article in the New York Times, (July 12, 2000) points out that employee theft is a growing enterprise. A KPMG survey of 5,000 business firms found that the average loss per company between 1994 and 1998 due to the filing of false expense claims, cash advances, fraudulent checks, bad credit card charges, and medical insurance claims had jumped considerably. Theft and misuse of company credit cards by employees, for example, tripled to an average loss or more than $1.1 million in per firm.
Discussion questions
1. What would you do if you discovered that an employee in your company / government office was using his official credit card to purchase gasoline for his private vehicle?
2. Would it matter if he did this only once rather than repeatedly?
3. What can you do as a manager to Prevent the theft and misuse of official credit cards?
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 In 2002, small businesses lost an average of $127,000 to fraud and embezzlement by employees, with a total impact estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars a year. And the problem, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, is getting worse. Why? What''s happening in the small business world Are there a million little Enrons out there? One answer is straightforward—small businesses must place their trust in employees (often only one employee handles the financial books) far more heavily than big businesses. A small business owner simply mast pay more attention to the work at the grass roots level and growing the business into a profitable enterprise.
Ex-cashier gets five-year RI embezzlement case :May 8 2013 Times of India
A local court, on Tuesday, sentenced a former cashier of the UT electricity department, Mangat Ram, to five-year rigorous imprisonment. On Monday, Mangat Ram was convicted in an embezzlement case of Rs 1.6 crore. Besides the jail term, the court of additional district and sessions judge Shalini Singh Nagpal also slapped a fine of Rs 1.65 lakh on the accused. The case dated back to March 28, 2008 when executive engineer of the electricity department Anil Dhamija submitted a complaint against Mangat Ram to the Chandigarh police. The complainant said he had embezzled Rs 1.6 crore by submitting fake challan vouchers
Discussion questions
1. What would you do to strike the balance between trusting and not trusting your employees?
2. Is this something we should be concerned about in small public or non-profit agencies?
3. What should be to reduce embezzlement in public offices ?
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 Assume you are the city manager of a financially strapped municipality and yourself working uncharacteristically late one night in your office. The offices are empty and quiet and as you are leaving, you notice a sliver of light coming from the door of the new budget director, Sujata. You decide to stop in and praise her for her excellent report in which she discovered errors that will save the city crores of rupees, projecting for the first time in many years a budget surplus. As you approach her office, you can see through the
few inches the door is open that Sujata is in a passionate embrace with Garav, the assistant city manager. City employment policy strictly forbids dating between employees, threatening dismissal to those who do.
Your code of ethics requires you to enforce this policy, yet at the same time you do not want to lose either or both of these valuable employees. It would be difficult, if ot impossible, to bring in someone else with their experience and credentials for the amount of money the city is able to pay.
Discussion questions
1. What should you do?
2. Should you report Sujata and Gaurav in accordance with policy?
3. Should you overlook the situation believing the city will be best served in the long run?
4. Should you speak to each of them and threaten to tell if they don''t, end the relationship?
Ethical reasoning questions
1. Is there an ethical issue facing the city mare get? Sujata? Gaurav?
2. What is the ethical issue?
3. What might be done to resolve the situation?
4. Does the preferred course of action satisfy the needs/preferences of the primary stakeholders?
5. Is the preferred course of action ethical?
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 The Chief-of-Staff''s Daughter
The Chief Minister of Punjab, was re-elected on a campaign pledge to make the state more responsive to its citizens. During the campaign, one irate citizen described how difficult it was to obtain state’s budget data. "I just found the state’s bureaucracy to be a labyrinth, a maze, to work through." As a member of assembly, you agree "a lot of people don''t know who to call. I think it just shows we''re not as user-friendly as we might be."
"What should we do?" you ask. A colleague pipes up: "Why not appoint an ombudsman a person who can troubleshoot citizen problems and perhaps get things done faster and more effectively." The idea is brought to the mayor, who thinks it is terrific. "Let''s do it! There''s
money in the current year''s budget to cover the position; all that we need to do is to write the job description."
A few weeks later the job description is posted in the state''s personnel job directory. Seven finalists are interviewed; all are well qualified. Among the finalists is the Chief Minister''s personal assistant’s/OSD’s daughter, Jasleen. Her work experience includes nearly three years as a persona assistant for Governor ShivrajPatil of the same state. The Chief Minister reviews the list of finalists and appoints his personal assistant’s/OSD daughter.
Discussion questions
1. Is this an act of cronyism?
2. Is it an act of nepotism? Jasleen does not report directly to her dad, the OSD, but reports to the director of the Citizen Information Center. The Chief Minister did have to sign a waiver of State Ethics code which bars the state from employing a supervisor''s immediate family members in the supervisor''s department.
3. Should you speak to the Chief Minister about this decision? Make an issue out of it at the next assembly meeting?
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 Hiring your supervisor’s friend
As a middle manager in charge of making a recommendation for a job opening in your city organization, you form a search committee and
appoint a chair to con-duct the search. Shortly after the search gets underway, you receive a call from your supervisor, Surinder, informing you that a family friend is one of the candidates. Surinder assures you that the call is in no way an attempt to influence the search process. Nonetheless, she reiterates the closeness of her relationship with the candidate and comments about the person''s excellent qualifications for the position. The search committee recommends a rank order of three persons. As it turns out, Surinder''s friend is ranked number two in what is, by the chair''s own account, a close and
difficult ran king process.
Discussion questions
1. Should you recommend your supervisor''s friend for the job under these circumstances?
2. Would it be morally permissible to do so? Why or why not?
3. Suppose you are the supervisor, Surinder, in This case. Have you done anything wrong?
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 Workplace solicitation
Suppose you received this e-mail on the office server: Good morning, I have a sample of my 2005 desk “Nigh-Sky Photography” calendar in my office if anyone would like to see it before purchasing. Please call me first to make sure I am in the office. Price is 300 INR. I am taking Diwali orders. Remember, 1/3 of the profit for the calendars goes to Sandhya (in purchasing) to help out her husband who has recently come down with MS. Thanks, Ron
It is not uncommon to receive e-mail from staff about charitable organizations trying to raise money by selling candy, magazines, or cookies as the Girl Scouts do annually.
Discussion questions
1. Should you object about such solicitation at work 1. tr organizations supporting "good" causes?
2. Does the good of helping Sandhya, a fellow employee, with the expenses associated with her husband''s MS outweigh the personal profit
motive?
3. Are the solicitations by a soccer mom to raise funds for her son''s team the same thing as this enterprising fellow who is putting
part of his profit to help a well-liked and financially troubled employee?
4. Should a public administrator see either one or both as unethical in the workplace?
5. Or is this the kind of situation where we shrug and turn our head the other way?
6. What should I do?
7. Suppose the Human Resources director asked you to draft a policy dealing with workplace solicitations, what would your policy cover? All solicitations? Some? Try your hand at drafting the policy
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 Needed: Ethics or Manners for Elected Officials?
Could the impolite behavior of an elected official while conducting a meeting be an ethical matter? Or could it be a matter of bad manners? Here are several instances.
Dateline: a small community in Central Florida - After concluding all the official business on the weekly city commission meeting agenda, the mayor, a down-town businessman, issued a personal complaint that some business owners were allowing their employees to park directly in front of their businesses. The mayor mated for thirty minutes with no one to gavel him clown because he held the gavel and in the course of the ranting referred to downtown business people who take up customer parking as "nit wits, idiots, and *#@ kissing cousins."
Two commission members took offense at the mayor''s tirade and chastised him, albeit politely. The Chamber of Commerce made the incident a cause celebre, and there was much letter writing referring to the collective embarrassment of the incident. One offended commissioner requested that staff develop a code of conduct for adoption at the next city commission meeting—and he didn''t mean Robert''s Rules of Order or the state''s ethics statutes. Rather, he talked about a code that would speak to an elected official''s professional behavior, civility, and common courtesy.
Dateline: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - It''s a pack of lies!" shouted the council president at the personnel director. The four hour meeting over how to pay for a study on whether women and minorities working for the city are paid fairly ended badly. The personnel director was
incensed by the accusation and walked out of the meeting. A fellow council member bemoaned a "lack of civility."
Discussion Questions
1. What would you do if you were the staff person given the assignment to draft a code of conduct for elected officials?
2. Considering the recent case of a Punjab minister abusing his colleague in the assembly ,do you think we need a code of conduct for law makers in India?
3. Do codes address these kinds of issues?
4. Or do we simply have a case of an ill-mannered mayor who needs an injection of common sense and civility?
5. In the Pittsburgh case, would you have walked out of the council meeting? If not, what would you have done?
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 As the newly appointed city commissioner of Bikaner,India you are determined to bring your city into the Information Age as quickly as possible. Within two months after taking your new post, you establish a Division of Information and Technology Services and order the director "to get all city agencies on the Internet within six months." The director took her charge seriously and formed a task force to determine what would be needed to bring the city online. After three months of discussion, the task force reported to the director the city should develop a home page with links to each city agency. Additionally, the task force recommended that the city sell advertising space on its home page. Task force members felt that this would be a good way to help recover the costs of acquiring new computer hard-ware and software needed to go online. Moreover, you have made it clear that you strongly favor public-private sector partnerships, especially if they promote economic development. The Divisional Commissioner asks you, the city commissioner, how she should respond to the questions that follow. What would you say to her?
Discussion questions
As the director of it’s began to mull over the recommendations of the task force, she asked herself:
1. Are there any ethical or legal issues in selling advertising space on the city''s some page?
2 Do government agencies accept advertising on print publications such as annual reports, tax forms, etc.?
3. Is selling commercial advertisements on the city''s home page any different than, say, placing commercial ads on municipal buses?
4. Can the city refuse to advertise some products or services?
5. Would a company bidding on a city contract be allowed to place an advertisement on the city''s home page?
6. Would such an ad create the appearance of a conflict of interest?
7. Would political ids be forbidden?
8. How would the city set advertising rates and choose between competitors?
9. Should a disclaimer be placed on the home page stating that the city does not endorse the products or services being advertised?


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 As the newly appointed city commissioner of Bikaner,India you are determined to bring your city into the Information Age as quickly as possible. Within two months after taking your new post, you establish a Division of Information and Technology Services and order the director "to get all city agencies on the Internet within six months." The director took her charge seriously and formed a task force to determine what would be needed to bring the city online. After three months of discussion, the task force reported to the director the city should develop a home page with links to each city agency. Additionally, the task force recommended that the city sell advertising space on its home page. Task force members felt that this would be a good way to help recover the costs of acquiring new computer hard-ware and software needed to go online. Moreover, you have made it clear that you strongly favor public-private sector partnerships, especially if they promote economic development. The Divisional Commissioner asks you, the city commissioner, how she should respond to the questions that follow. What would you say to her?
Discussion questions
As the director of it’s began to mull over the recommendations of the task force, she asked herself:
1. Are there any ethical or legal issues in selling advertising space on the city''s some page?
2 Do government agencies accept advertising on print publications such as annual reports, tax forms, etc.?
3. Is selling commercial advertisements on the city''s home page any different than, say, placing commercial ads on municipal buses?
4. Can the city refuse to advertise some products or services?
5. Would a company bidding on a city contract be allowed to place an advertisement on the city''s home page?
6. Would such an ad create the appearance of a conflict of interest?
7. Would political ids be forbidden?
8. How would the city set advertising rates and choose between competitors?
9. Should a disclaimer be placed on the home page stating that the city does not endorse the products or services being advertised?
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 Imagine that you are the SP in a large, urban, high-growth county where you have served as a popular police man for twenty years. To your dismay, you are informed that one of your DSP who has served the state for many years is charged with 129 counts of falsification of official documents, 144 counts of failure to follow standard operating procedures and conduct unbecoming a member of the SP’s office charges made by you'' internal affairs investigators. The deputy SP, as it turns out, coordinates all the work at the port authority and is in a position to log off-duty assignments for himself at the port that far exceed regular work week hours. The investigators charge that the sergeant knowingly cooked the books and over-rode computer programs to prevent others from knowing what he did.
Discussion questions
1. What would you do with the DSP?
a. Put a letter of reprimand in his personnel file/ARC
b. Ban him from working any off-duty assignments?
c. Suspend him, reduce him in rank, fire him?
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 An Ethics Test for Local Government Employees
1. An inspector is asked to approve construction work that does not comply with the city''s building codes. In exchange, the contractor offers tickets to an upcoming concert. Should you accept the tickets? Yes/No
2. Your relative warts to set up a snow removal business and in addition to other contracts, they want to have a contract with the
city. You work for the department that issues this type of contract, but not in the contract section. Should you declare a conflict of interest? Yes/ No
3. You have a busith.tss in addition to your job with the city. You spend time on the telephone arranging business deals, contacting suppliers and potential clients. Your work for the city suffers because of the amount of time spent on your private business. Is this ethical? Yes/No
4. You have learned several specialized skills working for the city. Another local government learns of your talent and wants you to work for them, "moon-lighting" on the weekends, if you are not called in by your employer to work on an emergency problem. Should you "moonlight" - that is, work part-time for the other city'' Yes/No
5. A department head or city council member contacts you for information about how a city service is handled. You provide the information to the department head or the city council member who made the request. You then send additional information directly to the citizen who had contacted the director or city council member Should you have sent the additional information? Yes/No
6. You spend several hours during the week using the city supplied computer to download information on a relative''s medical condition. Is this ethical? Yes/No
7. A health inspector arrives at a restaurant during the start of the lunch hour. Several violations are noted during the inspection. The manager offers the employee lunch in exchange for waiting to write up the inspection, asking for rime to make the needed corrections
after the lunch hour. Should the employee accept the free lunch? Yes/No
8. You have inspected a building and find items that do not meet the city''s building codes. You write up your inspection -and then leave. The contractor contacts you, does not like your answer, and asks to speak to your supervisor. They discuss the situation and find another option that will meet the building codes and not cost the contractor a whole lot of money. Is the supervisor''s action ethical? Yes/No
9. You inspect a restaurant just after they have had a spill of grease in the kitchen. It has contaminated surfaces and food. The kitchen staff is busy throwing out food and sanitizing surfaces. You tell the manager you will wait until the kitchen order is restored before conducting your inspection. Is this ethical? Yes/No
10. You are asked to provide a special service to someone, for example, to just let hirn or her ride with you, in your city vehicle, for a private (not city related) purpose. Is this ethical? Yes/No
11. A manager in another department comes to you and asks that you handle a matter outside of the normal process and it is a service that not everyone in the city would get. The manager states that the person needing help is a very important person and the normal rules and procedures don''t apply to their request. Should you handle the matter as requested? Yes/No
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 Moral Management: Fact or Fantasy?
Imagine that you are the Newly elected Mayor of Chandigarh. As part of your campaign to get elected, you promise that you will demand that
employees of the organization (municipal coproration) behave properly and not behave in a manner that jeopardizes the credibility and integrity of the office. A week after you take office, you learn that several married employees are engaging in intimate behavior which offends your sense of morality and is causing disruption in the agency. What do you do?
Discussion questions
1. Do you turn your head and hope the situation disappears?
2. Do you call the employees to your office and teach them a lesson in moral behavior?
3. Do you consider revising the agency''s written standard of conduct to prohibit married employees from dating or entering into intimate relationships with other employees, single or married?
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 Going Along to Get Along?
You have recently cleared Punjab civil services examination and have been newly given charge as the director of the city''s bureau of restaurant inspection services. One of your first acts is to conduct a few site visits as a way of learning firsthand about your job. To your surprise and dismay, you find that many inspectors are ignoring serious health code violations.
You decide to discuss your findings with your boss, Dr.RajinderKaur, who is the head of the city''s health department. Dr.Kaur, who has recently proposed a substantial budget increase to a receptive city manager and city council, suggests to you that there might be some negative fall out to the department if the problems in the restaurant bureau become public—as they might if an inspector under investigation decides to argue publicly that department brass knew about the situation. Dr.Kaur advises you to handle the situation with appropriate discretion and regard lilt- the interests of the organizational team.
Discussion questions
1. Should you go along to get along with your boss, Dr.RajinderKaur?
2. Should you be a good team player and postpone corrective action so as not to upset the financial applecart?
3. Or should you launch an investigation and take appropriate disciplinary and site corrective actions to protect the public interest?
4. Has Dr.RajinderKaur put you in an unfair, perhaps compromising position? For instance, if the problem becomes public and you postpone corrective action, have you been set up by her for a fall?
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15 Case study

 Religious Expression in the Workplace
You are the chief of the District Division of Vehicular Licensing, with 1,250 employees located at three offices. The director of the District 2 office approaches you about a thorny problem what to do about providing employees who are Muslims a suitable time of the day to worship. The problem began on October 30 when the state changed its working timings. As it turns out, the change in timings pulled the Muslim sunset prayer back into the work hours. A group of Muslim coworkers requested that the District 2 office allow them to conduct their sunset prayer at 5:00 p.m. The office closes at 6:00 p.m. The group said that they would be willing to work from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to make up for the time lost.
The director is unsure what other districts have done and does not know if state or county laws require public agencies to accommodate employees'' religious beliefs. It is, of course, clear to all that public agencies cannot promote religious beliefs and practices, but this is not quite the same thing.
As the division chief, you inform the director that other district offices have not faced this issue before. Moreover, state law is reasonably clear—employers (public and private) must accommodate employees'' religious beliefs as long as the requests are reasonable and do not create a hardship for the agency.
Discussion questions
1. Is the request by the workers reasonable?
2. Would shifting the sunset prayer hour to 5:00 p.m. create a hardship for the District Office of Vehicular Licensing? (Remember that the primary work of the District Office is to issue licenses to the public on a first come, first served basis.)
3. Would agreeing to the request be viewed as favoritism toward one group of employees? If so, would this create morale problems?
4. What recommendation would you, as division chief, make to the district director?
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16 Case study

 Information or Advocacy - Is There a Difference?
As the city manager of a small community facing the prospects of a 3 crores rupees shortfall in property tax revenues if the voters statewide approve the tax referendum Save Our Homes cap of 3-percent assessment increases, you are distressed about what the impact will be on the quality of life for residents. You know that it will be necessary to cut services severely, which will surely lower thequality of life in Ludhiana. You muse. "What can I do about this?" "Should I mount an information drive to alert residents of the situation?" "Should 1 he a public advocate urging voters to vote ''no'' on the referendum?"
You consider the following options:
1. Call for a town hall meeting and forcefully present the case against the referendum.
2. Put pro/con information about the referendum in the residents'' bills.
3. Post flyers around town at such places as city hall and the utilities department drawing attention to the service cuts.
4. Write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper.
Discussion questions
1. If you decide to write a letter to the editor, what should you say?
a. Vote “no” on Amendment 10?
B Describe the cuts in services that will follow?
2. As an appointed city official, is it you job to advocate against the amendment?
3. What would you do if your city council voted to oppose the amendment? Voted to support the amend men?
4. Do city managers have the duty to voice what they believe is in the best interests of the community even if the council disagrees? Agrees?
5. Is there a thin line between providing information and advocating a policy preference, even if you feel it is the right thing to do?
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17 Case study

 Follow the Law or Your Conscience?
Suppose you are a clerk who works in an office that has responsibility for processing same gotra marriage licenses in a district in Haryana. You feel strongly from a religious/traditional perspective that same gotra marriages are immoral. Do you have an obligation as civil servant to issue the licenses? Or, does this violate your conscience to the point that you refuse to do it?
Discussion questions
1. Do civil servants have the right based on
religion/tradition to pass judgment on the "correctness" of the law?
2. Should clerks who refuse to issue licenses to gays lose their jobs?
3. If you were the head of the clerk''s office and employees tell you they don''t want to follow the law, what would you do?
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18 Case study

 You are a manager of a bank and have been the manager for ten years. You receive a salary of 12 lakh INR but believe you can do better in a
larger bank whose manager with a salary of 15 lakh INR has just retired. You apply for the job and receive an offer of 16 Lakh INR. You verbally agree to take the job. In the meantime, your current employer decides to counter-offer, promising to increase your salary
to 20 lakhs over the next three years. Although you have agreed to accept the larger city''''''''s offer, no contract has been approved or signed.
Discussion questions
1. Should you back out of the offer and accept the counter offer ?
2. Would you violate your professional ethics if you renege on the verbal agreement?
3. What is the right thing to do ?
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19 Case study # 9

 Public Civil Servants as Private Consultants
Assume you are the Education Secretary of a state and now you have been working on various facets of education sector in the state. Another state recognizing your work asks you to provide your services to them. Assume that they want you to work on weekends to avoid
conflict with your current duties.


Discussion questions
1. Would you make your expertise available pro bono to other local/state governments?
2. Would you work with and through professional associations to help local/state governments in the region?
3. Would you form a consulting firm with your wife to market your expertise? -- If you did, would this be a conflict of interest? Why or why not?
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20 Case study # 10

Should You or Shouldn''''t You Accept a Pay Raise?
You are the team lead of a bustling, growing company of 128,000 employees that is ranked 2nd in Money Magazine’s 2006 list of 100 Best Places to Work. In fact, your company is the highest ranked in your Industry. You have been the team leader for more than three years and draw a base salary of 15,00, 000 INR. You also receive a 7,00,000 INR vehicle allowance and a cell phone with all business calls paid. The CE0,CFO and COO have very positive views of your leadership, business smarts, and professionalism. In recognition of your performance, the company wants to give you a 10-percent raise in your base salary. Others employees in your team during the same time period were limited to a maximum of a 7-percent increase.
Discussion questions
1. Do you take the 10-percent raise?

2. Do you refuse to accept the 10-percent raise, saying that "I appreciate the recommendation, but I am unwilling to accept any more than what our employees can receive."
3. Is there an ethical issue?

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21 Case study # 11

Gary is your city planner, and he''''''''s very good at his job. Recently, though, Gary has been in the local news, not because of his work but because of his off-duty behavior. It seems that Gary is having a conflict with his neighbor over a fence. Last year Gary and ''''''''Thom had an argument over trimming a tree that sits on their property line.
Thom, in reprisal for having lost the argument, erected a six-foot Fence between the properties (the maximum allowable in the city). In return, Gary painted the side of his house that faces "Thom''''''''s property an awful shade of orange. Thom sued Gary for disturbing the peace and Gary countersued for harassment. Legally Gary did nothing wrong, but his behavior is an embarrassment to the city.
Discussion questions
1. Is there an ethical issue here?
2. Do you, as District Collector, have any responsibility to supervise Gary''''''''s off-duty behavior, even when lega1, when it has the potential to reflect poorly on the image of the city workforce?
3. What would you do if you were the District Collector

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22 Case study # 8

1.                  Raju has been good in studies at the school level. Every year he used to get distinctions in the exams. His parents wanted him to become an engineer from IIT at any cost. His parents took loan for arranging best quality education for him. Raju worked hard. He went for tuitions early in the morning daily and took lessons from good coaching institutions. Raju?s mother who works as a teacher also made him study till late night every day. His parents were quite confident about his selection and in anticipation even started celebrating among their relatives and friends. When his result came, Raju’s parents were disappointed and shocked. Raju could not qualify for IIT. In a fit of rage, Raju?s parents scolded him for ruining the family name. Raju, a good and sensitive boy, wrote a suicide note and tried to kill himself by jumping into a lake in the city. Fortunately someone saw him jumping and rescued him.

a)         In the light of above case highlight the problems in our education system. Will you consider his attempt to suicide as a criminal act.

b)         In your opinion, what should be the priority for any parent when it comes to their child’s future? What values should they inculcate in their children?                      (250 Words)
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23 Case study # 7

A man convicted for rape and murder of two 15 year old girls has been awarded death sentence by the court. His sentence is due in 3 days. You are the in charge of the jail and have been assigned to supervise his death sentence. The convict becomes seriously ill two days before he is about to be hanged. Preliminary medical tests reveal that he has blood cancer. Your colleagues advise you that as he is about to be executed, the matter should be kept as secret and the convict should be kept in his cell. Even jail doctors advise you the same. They also tell you that this convict deserved such a death for his crime.
What will you do in this situation? Explain why.

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24 Case study # 6

You are in charge of rescue operations in a severely flood hit area. Thousands of people are stranded in deep waters in their homes without food and drinking water for 3-4 days. Because of rough topography and heavy rainfall, the rescue operation is slow. When your men reach stranded people, they heckle and assault your men out of anger. One of your team members is severely injured in these fights. Your team members request you to call off operation as they are scared of facing angry people and also they are angry about the behaviour of those stranded people. At the same time, media is writing negative news about your efforts.

In such circumstances as mentioned in above case study, how will you manage the situation? For a person in your position, examine which qualities should be on display during this type of situations?
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25 Case study # 5

Ganesha had borrowed money from a private bank to buy a tractor. He was a farmer who grew sugar-cane on his two acres irrigated land. He bought the tractor from the money he had received from bank loan. He also used part of the money to pay dowry and expenses for his daughter’s wedding. Owing to price drop in sugar cane in the market, he consistently defaulted on his bank loan. Fortunately he owned irrigated land and he was confident of repaying the debt within two years if the price of sugar cane improved. The bank authorities had sent him few notices. However, recently the bank decided to publish the photographs of defaulters in the public places and in local newspaper to put pressure on them. Ganesha, who was a respected individual in his village was shocked to know this and committed suicide.

 

After few days, the bank auctioned his tractor off too. Ganesha’s wife and children have complained against the bank to the police accusing it of killing Ganesha.

1) Was it ethical for the bank to take a decision to publish photographs of loan defaulters? Explain. (150 Words)

2) Critically comment  on ethical aspects of Ganesha’s deeds. (250 Words)


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26 Case study #4

      You are the Principal of a famous government run residential school. Your son, who is studying in 12th standard in your school is extremely poor in Mathematics. Your wife is worried that if your son fails, he might slip into depression. You are also afraid that his failure would bring a bad reputation to you. You have never pressurized him to study though. Your son is good in other subjects and he is also a very good athlete in the school who has won lots of awards and medals in various competitions. Your wife is also worried that failing in 12th standard might encourage him to discontinue his studies forever. In this regard, during upcoming board exams, your wife requests you to allow him to cheat in the exam. She requests you to talk to Mathematics teacher who is a family friend of yours to help your son during the exam. As a Principal, you can do this to help your son just pass the exam.
1) What are the  options available to you? (150 Words)
2) Evaluate each of these options and choose the option that you would adopt, giving reasons. (200 Words)
 
 

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27 Case Study No 4

You are a CEO of  a real estate development company located in Gujarat. This company owns several properties in the town of Surat. The company is near completion of the design phase of a project to renovate an old, vacant industrial and warehouse complex that it owns into a large historic museum and public market near the heart of the city redevelopment area. The project, will greatly increase the company’s revenues and save it from some recent years of financial difficulty.

About this same time, an unrelated due diligence study of one of the company’s other buildings exposed some serious seismic concerns. The 6-story office building is a reinforced concrete moment frame structure. The engineering study concluded that the building lacks both the strength and ductility to resist even a moderate sized earthquake. To make matters worse, the assessment was leaked to the local press. Company quickly contracted for a second, independent engineering study, which concurred with the initial assessment.

It would be impossible for company to finance an upgrade of the office building and complete the museum project. In addition, both the tenants and the design team have said that they would not continue with the museum project if the already tight budget were squeezed any further.

There is no legal requirement for strengthening the office building, but many tenants and several civic leaders have expressed their concern about the seismic risks associated with the building.

Critically examine all the possible courses of action before you. What your final decision. Give reasons
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28 Case study No : 3

From a village in Bastar district, Suresh joined the ranks of the Naxalites when he was 12 after his village was burnt down by Salwa Judum, a state-sponsored anti-Naxal vigilante militia. His family – comprising his peasant father, mother and brother – escaped unscathed, but he was too angry to keep down. He joined Bal Sangham, the children’s wing of the Naxalites. Like other rebels, he was offered no salary, only the promise of liberation. He spent three months at a Maoist camp. By the fourth month, he was ready to embrace the gun and die for the movement.

India’s torrid economic growth in recent years has made it an emerging global superpower, but also created a yawning gap between the rich and the poor. The Naxalites, observers say, are a sign of India’s growing social inequalities. Much of the rebel-held territory, though largely impoverished tribal areas, is rich in minerals and natural resources, which the country, hungry for economic growth, is eager to exploit. The rebels, who claim to represent India’s dispossessed, accuse the government of trying to push people from their land.

In this sprawling forested region of southern Chhattisgarh, which accounts for a fifth of all the iron ore deposits in India, rebels accuse the state government of “selling out” to cash-rich steel-producing corporations such as Essar Steel and Tata Steel, who are keen to mine the mineral to feed their upcoming steel plants in the region.
Indian government planned a counter offensive against the Naxalites in the dense jungles of southern Chhattisgarh, one of the deadliest theatres of the Maoist insurgency in India. The journey into the rebel’s heartland involved a 70km hike, winding through thick jungle over the mineral-rich Bailadila Hills and on through a number of rebel-controlled villages. Suresh is caught in the anti naxal operations by the forces.

Will you treat Suresh as a criminal , what other options can you suggest ?
In the light of paragraph above, discuss the problem of Naxalism and strategies which could be employed to end this social conflict.
   (250 words)

                                                                            


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29 Case Study No : 2

From a village in Bastar district, Suresh joined the ranks of the Naxalites when he was 12 after his village was burnt down by Salwa Judum, a state-sponsored anti-Naxal vigilante militia. His family – comprising his peasant father, mother and brother – escaped unscathed, but he was too angry to keep down. He joined Bal Sangham, the children’s wing of the Naxalites. Like other rebels, he was offered no salary, only the promise of liberation. He spent three months at a Maoist camp. By the fourth month, he was ready to embrace the gun and die for the movement.

India’s torrid economic growth in recent years has made it an emerging global superpower, but also created a yawning gap between the rich and the poor. The Naxalites, observers say, are a sign of India’s growing social inequalities. Much of the rebel-held territory, though largely impoverished tribal areas, is rich in minerals and natural resources, which the country, hungry for economic growth, is eager to exploit. The rebels, who claim to represent India’s dispossessed, accuse the government of trying to push people from their land.

            In this sprawling forested region of southern Chhattisgarh, which accounts for a fifth of all the iron ore deposits in India, rebels accuse the state government of “selling out” to cash-rich steel-producing corporations such as Essar Steel and Tata Steel, who are keen to mine the mineral to feed their upcoming steel plants in the region.
Indian government planned a counter offensive against the Naxalites in the dense jungles of southern Chhattisgarh, one of the deadliest theatres of the Maoist insurgency in India. The journey into the rebel’s heartland involved a 70km hike, winding through thick jungle over the mineral-rich Bailadila Hills and on through a number of rebel-controlled villages. Suresh is caught in the anti naxal operations by the forces.

Will you treat Suresh as a criminal , what other options can you suggest ?
In the light of paragraph above, discuss the problem of Naxalism and strategies which could be employed to end this social conflict.
  (250 words)
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30 Case Study No. 1

You are secretary in the ministry of industry, You are a respected and admired bureaucrat. You are going to retire in one year. You are part of process of finalization of an industrial policy resolution which is going to create immense opportunities of growth. There is an emphasis on Public-private partnership in a number of public sector undertakings in which you are the decision making authority. A MNC approaches you with an offer of joining them after retirement as their chief liasioning officer. They know nothing of resolution , but you know that you can be of great advantage to them as insider. Your younger son wants to study in a world’s most reputed university for which he needs a lot of money and good references. Son has his father’s complete support and he himself is contemplating the idea of moving out with his son to a new place, but money is the constraint. The person from the company knows about this and in one of his meetings with you , he assures him to look after his son’s entire higher education costs You also know that if you accept their offer, in coming days once the resolution is notified, the company may try to influence you for their benefit.

Finally the company insists on early decision or they will be approaching somebody else.

Analyze the merits and demerits of following options:

1. Ourightly refuse the offer of company.

2. Accept the offer of the company.

3. Resign from job and join the company. Suggest any other option and critically analyse. ( 250 words)


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 "Demonetisation is an ethical step. It can help us leave behind culture of illegality, indiscipline, ill-gotten wealth." Elaborate.
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 Write a note on the ethics of utilisation of public funds.
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3

 Discuss the importance of information sharing and transparency in ethical governance.
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4

 Should there be a mechanism for keeping a watch over the integrity of civil servants? Which agency should be entrusted this task?
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 Would creation of institutions by itself eliminate corruption? Are external institutional mechanisms a substitute to internal vigilance? How to strengthen internal vigilance?
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6

 What should be the necessary ingredients of a Code of Conduct for civil servants?
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 What Ethical measures are required to effectively tame political corruption ?
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 Should we have an Ethical Code a Conduct for Ministers? What should it include?
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What specific measures are required to strengthen the ethical foundations of the fight against corruption?
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 What legal, institutional, administrative and ethical measures are required to effectively tame political corruption?
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 What specific measures are required to strengthen the ethical foundations of the fight against corruption?
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India ranks quite high on the Global Corruption Index. Despite existing legal mechanisms against it, Indian society continues to be deeply entrenched in corruption. Suggest some innovative measures to tackle this menace
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What do you understand by Code of Ethics? How is it different from Code of Conduct?
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 Is there a necessity to have ‘Civil Service Values’ spelt out in a separate Civil Services Law?
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Two married employees (not to each other) entered into an intimate relationship. As fate would have it, the husband (let’s call him Matt) of the woman (let’s call her Heather) who was in the forbidden relationship came home around noon to find his wife’s lover (let’s call him Joe) napping in bed while Heather was in the shower! The incident was the breaking point for Matt. He ran downstairs and grabbed a video camera to record the proof. With this evidence, along with pictures, e-mails, and hotel receipts, he filed a complaint with the sheriff’s department. After evaluating the evidence, the sheriff concluded in letters sent to Joe and Heather that “You engaged in an intimate relationship with a member of the agency whom you knew was married.”
Joe received a three-day suspension and Heather received a written reprimand. The moral of this story—enforcement is in the eye of the beholder!
Discussion Questions
1. Is this a management issue or an ethics issue? Both? Neither?
2. Is moral management fact or fantasy?
3. Should one’s religious beliefs influence the situation?
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 Suppose you are hired as an independent contractor to manage a newly incorporated community of 7,000 residents. The community is zoned almost entirely rural residential and agricultural. The town has a “council-administrator” form of government. With the blessing of elected city officials, you staff the city with personnel from your consulting firm, which includes your daughter as the town clerk and your wife as your assistant. The town’s attorney believes that you should not have hired your daughter and that salaries should be made public. After first refusing to make public your $114,000 salary, you change your mind.
In the meantime, the town’s attorney suggests that an opinion should be sought from the state ethics commission regarding whether the anti-nepotism law applies to contracted employees. Several months later, the state ethics commission renders an opinion that independent contractors are not public employees and therefore not subject to the state’s ethics law. Happy with this finding, you are even more delighted to discover that one of your employees drafts a four-page press release extolling you and your team as “new age” governmental leaders.
Discussion Questions
1. Are there ethical issues in this case, especially given that you are not subject to the state’s ethics laws?
2. If so, what are they?
3. Does this situation illustrate a significant loop hole in the law?
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 Imagine that you are the head of the county’s convention and visitors bureau (CVB). You have worked your way up through the ranks to become the head of the CVB after a distinguished twenty-nine year county career and have a strong sense of ownership in the bureau. You have been largely responsible for building it into a successful agency. As it happens, an aging former, now retired but long serving chairman of the Board of County Commissioners dies (let’s call him Mr. Smith). The current chair orders the building supervisors of all county facilities to lower the county flag to half-mast out of respect for the passing of the chairman. You object! Why? The former chair in your opinion was a model of “negativity, hate, and prejudice”—a racist. You do not believe it would be appropriate to honor Mr. Smith by lowering the flag.
Your boss disagrees and you receive a string of e-mail messages informing you that you could either lower the flag or retire effective immediately. You are fifty-one years old and earn $65,235.
Discussion Questions
1. Do you lower the flag?
2. Do you plead with your boss to be allowed to keep your job?
3. Do you resign?
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Your agency has received a state grant. At the end of the fiscal year you face a decision whether to return unspent portions of the grant to a state that is in dire need, to spend the money on nonessentials, or to encourage employees doing valuable work on other projects to list their unfunded work under the budget for this grant, thereby zeroing-out the grant. You know that if all of the money is not spent, next year’s grant will be reduced by a substantial amount. What should you do?
Discussion these Questions in around 200 words
1. Is this an ethical matter?
2. A management matter? Both? Neither?
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 . As a middle manager in charge of making a recommendation for a job opening in your city organization, you form a search committee and appoint a chair to conduct the search. Shortly after the search gets underway, you receive a call from your supervisor, Anne, informing you that a family friend is one of the candidates. Anne assures you that the call is in no way an attempt to influence the search process. Nonetheless, she reiterates the closeness of her relationship with the candidate and comments about the person’s excellent qualifications for the position. The search committee recommends a rank order of three persons. As it turns out, Anne’s friend is ranked number two in what is, by the chair’s own account, a close and difficult
ranking process.
Discussion Questions
1. Should you recommend your supervisor’s friend for the job under these circumstances?
2. Would it be morally permissible to do so? Why or why not?
3. Suppose you are the supervisor, Anne, in this case. Have you done anything wrong?
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 How to ensure that persons with integrity are posted in sensitive posts?
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 Elaborate the ways in which the RTI act has helped advance Ethics in Public Administration.
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 “Conscience is the guardian in the individual of the rules which the community has evolved for its own preservation.” Explain the meaning of the quote with suitable examples from private and public life.
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 “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” Comment.
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 “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” ~Albert Einstein
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 Do you think use of technology can help in reducing discretion and thus bring in objectivity in governance ?
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 Corporate Social Responsibility is a recent phenomenon. Elaborate the concept by giving relevant contemporary examples.
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 Corporate Social Responsibility should be an important part of business ethics. Do you agree? Elaborate the concept by giving relevant contemporary examples.
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 What should be the necessary ingredients of an Ethical Code of Conduct for civil servants?
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 Should we have an Ethical Code a Conduct for Ministers? What should it include ?
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 It is observed that though the world is becoming a better place to live in terms of economic prosperity, but in terms of equality, peace, environment and human rights, there have been number of issues involving some ethical concerns also. Discuss some of the ethical issues which have been cause of concern in international affairs.
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 Conscience acts as a source of ethical guidance when laws, rules and regulations become toothless. Comment

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 Giving examples from your experiences, justify where rules, regulations and laws can be overridden by one''''s conscience.
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