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Ethics and Integrity – Insights Secure – 2015: 01 January 2015

TopicEmotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. ;  social influence and persuasion.

8) Recently the government has proposed to  to mobilise public support for naming and shaming non-users of toilets in rural India in order to give push to its  Swachh Bharat Mission, which aims at attaining a 100 per cent Open Defecation Free India by 2019. Under this proposal, those living in rural areas can directly upload photos of non-usage of toilets on the social media and on the website of the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The Ministry wants to mobilise people to check and verify the use of toilets in the rural areas and enable them to post photos or upload data through mobile phones, tablets or I-Pads (!?).

Do you think naming and shaming is an ethical strategy to push people to build and utilize toilets properly? Justify. (150 Words)

In your opinion, how can government influence attitude of the people though alternative methods and tools? Suggest. (150 Words)

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