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ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Answer Writing Challenge, 04 August 2014


05 August 2014

You are working as an Executive Engineer in the Panchayat Raj division.  An RTI activist has filed an application seeking information regarding tender process to project completion of all road projects that you have supervised and allotted since you assumed office. In one of the road projects, under pressure from an influential politician (he had threatened you with life), you had mismanaged the tender allotment process and allotted works to the politician’s brother who is a contractor. The project was worth Rs 20 crores. The road constructed was substandard.

In this situation, what are your moral obligations and what course of action will you take? Explain. (250 Words)