Accountability

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Accountability of a Civil Servant

The accountability of civil servants both to ministers and to the Parliament, are constitutional and politically significant. The personal accountability of civil servants and their responsibility towards the society are equally substantial and they are interconnected. In particular their accountability…

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Ethics is Grounded in the Notion of Accountability

People seek accountability. They want to know who is responsible and accountable for certain actions and the consequences of those actions. Responsibility refers to "a sphere of duty or obligation" assigned to a person by the nature of that person’s…

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Crisis of Accountability and Governance in India

Accountability in India has two facets, separate but interrelated. The first is political, where the executive is accountable to Parliament, which has many devices and Instrumentalities for keeping tabs on the executive. The second facet is primarily administrative, where the…

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Importance of Accountability in Good Governance

Accountability is a mechanism designed to ensure that the affairs or the entities are conducted with due regard to the interests of those who are interested in the affairs of the entity. Accountability guarantees actions and decisions taken by public…

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Importance of Ethical Values in Good Governance

The concept of "governance" is the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). Good governance is characterised by 8 major values. It is participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and…