Topic: Probity in governance
7) What do you understand by probity in governance? Do you think lack of probity in governance is the weakest link in our quest for prosperity and equity? Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based on the concept of probity.
Key demand of the question:
One must explain the concept of probity and present opinion about the statement and justify it with suitable examples.
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 discuss the meaning of probity in governance.
First explain that Probity is the act of strict adherence to highest principles and ideals (integrity, good character, honesty, decency). It stands for extreme adherence to honesty in fiduciary and legal matters. It balances service to the community against the self-interest of individuals.
Explain your opinion about the statement and justify it with suitable examples.
Discuss the features of probity.
Conclude with measures that can assure probity through policy making.