Mains-99: Public Service Values, Ethics in Public Admin.

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.

Causes of corruption in public sector institutions are: Cultural factor: Certain types of corruption are more or less acceptable in public and have become a part of our traditional system. In other words, we can call it as “chalta hai” attitude being followed by general public and government officials. Greediness– Greediness means strong desire for ..

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?

Ethical competence can be defined as a combination of skills, capacity and high degree of professionalism. Public servants have to perform critical and tedious administrative works. Sometimes they even need to delegate responsibilities to other officials and team members. They have to manage huge funds and require listening to viewpoints of the public and political ..

What are different aspects of conscience? Differentiate between the intuitive and empirical conceptions of conscience.

Conscience can be defined as a person’s moral sense to determine a conduct as right or wrong. It acts as a guide to one’s behaviour. As per medieval philosophers there are two aspects of conscience viz. “conscientia” and “synderesis.” While “synderesis” refers to the ineradicable and infallible basis of conscience in human nature, “conscientia” refers ..


What do you understand by Social Skills? Discuss the importance of Social Skills in Civil Services.

Social skills of a person reflect his ability to communicate and interact with others either verbally or non-verbally. It may also include different gestures, written expressions, and other modes of communication. Effective understanding starts with good communication. Civil servants are associated with public services that require a lot of communication processes for effective and efficient ..

What is Committed Bureaucracy? 

Committed means dedicated towards a particular cause or work. In a democratic set-up, parliamentarians are elected by the citizens and they are responsible for making laws and policies; while bureaucrats are responsible for implementation of the same laws and policies. The transformation of society is possible only when programmes and schemes launched by the government ..