Topic:Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration
6) Discuss the institutions in India that promote ethical accountability in civil services and what are the challenges in ensuring the same.(250 words)
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Why this question:
The question is straightforward and is about discussing the role of institutions in ensuring and promoting ethical accountability in civil services.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the role of institutions in promoting ethical accountability.
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:
Explain in brief about ‘Accountability’ in the beginning.
In brief discuss –
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.
It helps achievement of ethical standard in the governance system.
What are the challenges in ensuring accountability?
Conclude with what more needs to be done.