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ETHICS CASE STUDY: What are the options before you? Analyse their merits and demerits and explain which course of action would you take in the end and why.

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

8) You are posted as Block Development Officer in a naxal activities hit region. As soon as you assume your office, you receive a note from an unknown source. It asks you to transfer ‘X’ amount of money every month to a local naxal leader failing which you would be abducted and killed. The note asks you to meet an unknown person at ‘Y’ place and get details about where, when and how to pay the money. The note tells you that in case you inform the police, you and your family would be killed.

You show this note to your friends and family. Some suggest you to go back to old posting by paying bribe to concerned authorities; some suggest you to resign; others suggest you that the practice of giving ‘protection money’ is common in the region and if you too pay this money regularly you could live a peaceful life.

What are the options before you? Analyse their merits and demerits and explain which course of action would you take in the end and why. (200 Words)

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