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6) Can public ethics separate from private ethics for a public servant? Analyse with suitable illustrations.(250 words)

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

6) Can public ethics separate from private ethics for a public servant? Analyse with suitable illustrations.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is straightforward and based on the concept of public and private ethics.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in detail the relevance of private and public ethics to the lives of civil servants and in what way the two cannot be separated.

Directive:

analyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. 

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Define what you understand by public ethics and private ethics.

Body:

Briefly explain the principles of public and private ethics.

Explain with examples how private ethics diverges from public ethics. While private ethics is largely based on personal beliefs and sense of morality, public ethics is formed on the principles like selflessness, leadership, integrity, objectivity, accountability, transparency, and honesty.

One must illustrate with examples as to how while the two remain in synchronization most of the times, there may emerge circumstances where the two can diverge for a civil servant.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting importance of the two in public services.

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