Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
7) What are professional codes of ethics? Discuss the relevance of it in public services. (250 words)
Ethics by Lexicon publications
Why this question:
The question is based on the theme of professional code of ethics and its relevance to public services.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss in detail the significance of professional code of ethics.
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 brief explain what are ethics.
code of ethics and professional conduct outlines the ethical principles that govern decisions and behavior at a company or organization.
They give general outlines of how employees should behave, as well as specific guidance for handling issues like harassment, safety, and conflicts of interest.
Use suitable examples and justify in what way ethics are significant to the professional aspects even in civil services for that matter.
Conclude with significance of holding onto professional ethics.