Indian Civil Services Examination Handbook/Ethics in Public Administration


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Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutionsEdit

Laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidanceEdit

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Previous years' questionsEdit


What do you understand by ‘values’ and ‘ethics’? In what way is it important to be ethical along with being professionally competent? (150 words)

What do you understand by the term ‘voice of conscience’? How do you prepare yourself to heed to the voice of conscience? (150 words)

What is meant by ‘crisis of conscience’? Narrate one incident in your life when you were faced with such a crisis and how you resolved the same. (150 words)