Topic: Ethical dilemma based case.
6) Discuss the significance of ethical accountability in public services also explain what are the challenges in achieving it?(250 words)
Ethics by Lexicon publications
Why this question:
The question is to address the significance of ethical accountability and the challenges in achieving the same in public services.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must brief about what is ‘ ethical Accountability’, how does it matter in public services, what are the challenges in achieving the same and how to overcome it .
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines define what you understand by ethical accountability.
Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office. public servants are accountable both to the political executive and to citizens for ensuring responsive, transparent, and honest policy implementation and service delivery. But ensuring accountability for performance is not a simple task in government services; there are immense complexities involved in making public officials answerable for output and outcomes.
Discuss then the challenges faced in achieving it and suggest what needs to be done?
Conclude with importance of such virtues in Public services.