Ethics & Integrity

Transparency versus protection of civil servants from harassment: a growing dichotomy

February 2, 2017

With the recent allegation on the Coal Secretary of India, Mr HC Gupta for irregularities in coal block allegations, a demand has been made by the society, especially the civil servants to create a mechanism where a distinction between administrative oversights and criminal acts can be made....

Probity in Governance

March 29, 2015

Probity (Satyanishtha in Hindi) literally means a complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles. Every day, we hear and talk about probity in public life. We expect our political leaders and bureaucrats to be transparent in their dealings. Their alleged misdeeds, scandals and scams are publicized...

Key Hindrances to Good Governance

March 29, 2015

Good governance means an accountable and audited public service which has the bureaucratic competence to implement appropriate public policies and an independent judicial system to uphold the law. Despite the continuing efforts to enhance the quality of governance in the country, from insufficiencies and complexities, both structural...

Significance of Good Governance

March 28, 2015

What are the features of good governance that makes it significance in the working of the government? Discuss.

Good Governance: Meaning and Concept

March 28, 2015

In terms of distinguishing the term governance from government, “governance” is what a “government” does. It might be a geo-political, a corporate government, a socio-political government, or any number of different kinds of government. Governance is the dynamic exercise of management power and policy, while government is...

Key Recommendations of Narayan Murthy Committee on Corporate Governance

March 28, 2015

The Committee on Corporate Governance, headed by Shri Narayanmurthy was constituted by SEBI, to evaluate the existing corporate governance practices and to improve these practices as the standards themselves were evolving with market dynamics. The committee’s recommendations are based on the relative importance, fairness, accountability, transparency, ease...

Principles for Managing Ethics in Public Service by United Nations

March 28, 2015

The public service, entrusted with guarding public resources and executing decisions on behalf of elected representatives, plays an important role in the development and governance of a nation. It must have in place a system of measures to create an environment promoting ethics, accountability and transparency. Public...

World Bank Concept of Good Administration

March 28, 2015

A good administration refers to both the requirements of service without undue delay and access to appropriate service. The concept ‘effective administration’ is means that each department, agency, local authority, or other public body exercises its powers in accordance with the purposes and standards defined bylaw in...

Accountability of a Civil Servant

March 28, 2015

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 of the actions and the responsibility towards...

Ethics is Grounded in the Notion of Accountability

March 28, 2015

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 position, function, or work. Responsibility refers to...