Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude (GS-IV) Material

Ethics & Integrity-1: Ethics and Human Interface

Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships

Ethics & Integrity-2: Human Values

Human Values, Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. Human Values and Value Theory Values are the guiding principles of our lives. They are essential for positive human behaviour and actions in our daily lives. They are formed on the basis of interests, choices, needs, desires and preferences. They have played important

Ethics & Integrity-3: Attitude

Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. Basic Theory on Attitude An attitude is a learned tendency to evaluate people, issues, objects or events in certain way. Such evaluations are often positive or negative, but they can also be uncertain / mixed at times.

Ethics & Integrity-4: Aptitude & Foundational Values, EI

Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections. Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. Defining Aptitude An aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a

Ethics & Integrity-5: Contribution of Moral Thinkers

Contribution of Moral Thinkers from India and World Socrates Socrates was the first systematic moral thinker, who led an exemplary life spending most of his time in philosophical discussion. He himself did not write anything. Instead he questioned people on philosophical issues, especially about the nature of the good life. He was charged with not

Ethics & Integrity -6: Public Service Values, Ethics in Public Admin.

Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration.  Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. Probity in Governance: Concept

Ethics & Integrity-7: [Exam Oriented] Select Lexicon & Quotes

Question Type-1: Lexicon Based Questions This type of the questions is based on some lexicons in ethics and generally, the questions are like this: What do you understand by ____? Discuss its importance in your life / public service. Differentiate between _____ and _____. To what extent ______ is important in your life? While giving

Ethics and Integrity -8: [Exam Oriented] Ethical Issues Questions-1

Ethical Issues around Social Media Screening / Recruitments 1.      More and more recruiters are using Social media screening of the candidates during the recruitment process. In your view, is it ethical to watch the social media activity of aspirants while they apply for a job? Discuss. Today, social media is one of the most popular

Ethics and Integrity -9: [Exam Oriented] Ethical Issues Questions-2

Minimum Qualification Criteria in elections and Ethics 1.      “Governing a Panchayat requires the knowledge of the area, an understanding of people, having ethical values and being easily approachable.” To what extent, you support the idea of fixing minimum educational standards for choosing panchayat representatives? Discuss. Part IX-A of the Indian Constitution spells out entire provisions

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude 10: Solved Case Studies

Introduction In the case studies questions, you would be presented with ethical dilemmas or situations. Theoretically, there are three major approaches that we might draw our answer from. The consequentialist approach focuses on the practical consequences of our actions. This approach may be summed up by the phrase “no harm, no foul”. The deontological approach,