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ETHICS CASE STUDY: What options do you have in this case? Examine their merits and demerits, and choose the best course of action.

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration

6) Your roommate who is also preparing for civil services exam for past six years keeps telling you that he has lost zeal to serve public and his only motive to getting into IAS is to make money and enjoy power. Even though he made it into personality test stage four times in a row, he has not got any rank till now. He thinks he can not go back to his previous lucrative job as his ego is not permitting him to go. Moreover he is skeptical that the company might hire him for lesser salary that what he used to earn earlier. He is confident of clearing this exam in his next attempt.  As fas as you know him, he was very motivated to serve people in the early days of exam preparation. He used to talk about helping weaker sections as an IAS officer. He used to motivate you to put interest of the public before anything else. But, now his tone has reversed. He wants to marry a rich girl, preferably a daughter of a powerful politician. He also wants to venture into business after making lots of money in IAS. There is clear chance of him getting selected into civil services as he seems to have corrected all his previous mistakes that he had committed in exam.

What options do you have in this case? Examine their merits and demerits, and choose the best course of action. (200 Words)

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