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ETHICS CASE STUDY: What if a software vendor proposes even better model for lesser price and delivers the same? Will you still finalise your son’s app because it is his original idea? Justify.

MAINS SELF STUDY GUIDE: Insights Mock Test – 9 & 10  Combined (GS-4 Ethics)

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Insights Mains Offline Test Series 2015

GENERAL STUDIES – 4 ETHICS

Mock Test – 9 & 10                                                                                                            

05 October 2015

  1. Your younger son, who has completed MBA from a prestigious college, is trying to start his own business. He has a plan to create a mobile application which would help village panchayats to deliver services to people in an efficient and better way. You are working as secretary in Rural Development and Panchayat Raj ministry. This mobile application if installed by citizens on their phones; regularly updated and services delivered by concerned panchayats, will bring good name to your son and will act as Launchpad to his career. He wants your department to buy his application for five crores. He asks you to notify a tender seeking creation of such mobile app both by individuals and established software vendors, and finalise his app for final selection and approval. You are impressed by his app and its potential.

Your son tries to convince you by saying that there is nothing illegal about his idea and it would only benefit people, and also if it becomes a success, your department and yourself would be appreciated and recognised by both state and union governments.

  1. Will you go ahead and notify the tender? Justify (150 Words)
  2. What if a software vendor proposes even better model for lesser price and delivers the same? Will you still finalise your son’s app because it is his original idea? Justify. (100 Words)