Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude for IAS General Studies – 6th Paper Edition 2020


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Ln the present transforming society there is a need of good public Administration. Over the period of time, The role of public Administration (service) has transformed depending upon the evolution of governance but, the one which is eternal and Long lasting is the ethical values behind the service. Ethics is a multidimensional Term that is used to describe what human should do based on rights, obligations, fairness, virtues, etc. Ethics and values forms the cornerstone of public Administration system, which provides the answer to the question, “why should I be moral”. A recent example of this, is the arrest of an IPS Officer who was on probation, for cheating during the Civil Services Examination. Lt raises the question about the level of honesty and the dedication on part of the Civil servant. Can such issues be only resolved with penal actions? Maybe not, and here iies the importance of ethical values, morals, integrity, attitude empathy, etc. Which comes into play. Ultimately it is the moral fibre of an individual Officer or public servant that counts. Realizing the need of the hour, UPSC has taken an initiative to inculcate the ethical and moral values and thoughts for incoming new Civil servants so that they feel the need of the society with empathy and serve accordingly. The GS Paper LV “ethics Pape/’ of Civil Services Examinations is the litmus test of an individual, that is not only based on a theoretical syllabus but also scrutinizes the individual from inside through judging his personal moral conducts. This book in a pedagogical manner enlightens an individual about ethics and all its related concepts. This book is not just about the definitions, thoughts, quotations, concepts but, it is about the discussions, role play, application of thoughts and underlying cases, etc. That are useful to any individual (not only for Civil Service aspirants) for moral conduct.

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