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Probity in governance requires a commitment to transparency, accountability, and integrity from all levels of government. When these principles are not upheld, it can lead to a lack of trust in government and undermine the functioning of democracy. (150 words)

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

6. Probity in governance requires a commitment to transparency, accountability, and integrity from all levels of government. When these principles are not upheld, it can lead to a lack of trust in government and undermine the functioning of democracy. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Key Demand of the question: To write about why probity is such a rare occurrence in governance and its impact. 

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining probity in governance.

Body:

First, with examples mentions why civil servants with strong moral principles are rare and mention the factors that make civil servants compromise their integrity. Write about its impact.

Next, mention steps that must be taken to improve and promote probity in governance.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting measures to make these measures more robust and effective.