Public Service Values Ethics in Public Admin


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                                                                1. Ethics are more important than laws.Elucidate
                                                                2. "From a biological being to a societal being is a long journey". What are the factors that contribute towards this successful journey?
                                                                3. How "organizational conflict" and "institutional conflict" are different from each other? Discuss keeping public service in focus.
                                                                4. To what extent consistency between one's emotions, values and behavior is important in personal and professional life? Discuss.
                                                                5. Explain the meaning and importance of the following in public services: (1) Fortitude (2) Humility (3) Altruism (4) Rectitude
                                                                6. Discuss the importance of confidentiality in professional life. What are the reasons that confidentiality is violated too often?
                                                                7. 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.
                                                                8. Should there be a legal backing to "sting operations"? Justify your stand in ethical perspective.
                                                                9. Kautilya's conception of 'Rajrishi' is very important for a good king and it is similar to the conception of 'philosopher king' given by Plato.a. What are the main indicators of good governance identified by Kautilya in Arthashastra?b. Why Kautilya lays great stress on appointment of Amatyas, the highest in status?
                                                                10. What do you understand by "objectivity"? Highlight its relevance for a public servant.
                                                                11. Why is it important for civil servants to have integrity? What can be the consequences if a civil servant doesn't act with integrity?
                                                                12. To secure the national interest the decisions taken civil servants should be impartial and non-partisan. Explain.
                                                                13. How dedication to public service can improve the efficiency and effectiveness in public service?
                                                                14. Tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections are two essential virtues in civil servants that are needed for India's balanced development. Discuss.
                                                                15. There are times in our professional life when we come under temptation and coercion, which might risk us to compromise our ethical commitments.(a)The public servants are vulnerable to what kind of temptations and coercion? (b)As a future civil servant, how do you prepare yourself against such temptation and coercion?
                                                                16. "Professionals who fail to acknowledge their moral vulnerabilities, their propensity to ethical misconduct, are ticking time bombs — professional tragedies waiting to happen."(a)What do you understand by moral vulnerabilities? (b)Bring out the two moral vulnerabilities recognized by you in yourself. How do you think that you can overcome these moral vulnerabilities?
                                                                17. A good character is one of the important prerequisites for civil servants of the 21st century. In your view, what are the important components of good character? Why?
                                                                18. Examine the relevance of the following in the context of civil service:
                                                                19. Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company - George Washington . Examine the relevance of this quote for your life while assuming yourself a public servant.
                                                                20. If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.-Alan Simpson". Analyze.
                                                                21. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have permanent standing committees on ethics. While their job is to oversee moral ethical conduct of the members, these committees have fallen short of global standards both in scope & work. Discuss.
                                                                22. Differentiate between aptitude and intelligence. Examine their role in the life of a civil servant.
                                                                23. "Administrators are effective when they possess high degrees of emotional intelligence."Discuss with suitable examples.
                                                                24. How social influence changes one's behaviour in personal and professional life? Support your answer with real life examples.
                                                                25. Relevance of Cognitive Intelligence in civil services
                                                                26. Importance of Implicit attitude in Civil Services
                                                                27. Importance of Intellectual Integrity in Civil Services
                                                                28. What is Committed Bureaucracy? 
                                                                29. What do you understand by Social Skills? Discuss the importance of Social Skills in Civil Services.
                                                                30. What are different aspects of conscience? Differentiate between the intuitive and empirical conceptions of conscience.
                                                                31. There is a heavy ethical responsibility on the public servants because they occupy positions of power, handle huge amounts of public funds, and their decisions have wide-ranging impact on society and environment. What steps have you taken to improve your ethical competence to handle such responsibility?
                                                                32. Throw light on the causes of corruption in public sector institutions. Discuss some of the measures adopted by the current NDA government to combat corruption.
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