• General Studies – 1
  • General Studies – 2
  • General Studies – 3
  • General Studies – 4
  • GENERAL ESSAY PAPER

Ethics in Public Administration

  1. Accountability & ethical governance
  2. Strengthening of ethical & moral values in governance.
  3. Code of Ethics
  4. Code of Conduct for Civil Servants
  • Lexicon on Ethics- Chronicle
  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by G Subba Rao and PN Roy Chowdhary

2013 MAINS

  1. “The good of an individual is contained in the good of all”. What do you understand by this statement? How can this principle be implemented in public life?
  2. It is often said that ‘politics’ and ‘ethics’ do not go together. What is your opinion in this regard? Justify your answer with illustrations.

2014 MAINS

  1. What does ‘accountability’ mean in the context of public service ? What measures can be adopted to ensure individual and collective accountability of public servants?

2015 MAINS

  1. Some recent developments such as introduction of RTI Act, media and judicial activism, etc. are proving helpful in bringing about greater transparency and accountability in the functioning of the government. However, it is also being observed that at times the mechanisms are misused. Another negative effect is that the officers are now afraid to take prompt decisions. Analyse the situation in detail and suggest how the dichotomy can be resolved. Suggest how these negative impacts can be minimised.