Ethics Case Study GS 4

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  • INTRODUCTION:
· The above case is about Rameshwar, who has discovered that various malpractices such as diversion of funds, abuse of power and use of illegitimate means in exams are happening in the department where he is posted. However, he has been advised to turn a blind eye towards the same.
· An evaluation of the various options available to Rameshwar, follows:
1. Option 1- Approach seniors with a formal report of all the malpractices and take action to the extent possible at your designation.
Merits
Demerits
Respecting lines of authority
May have bad repercussions for career
Taking seniors into confidence
 
Fulfilling duty obligations by taking action
 
Not giving in to malpractices
 
2. Option 2- Take action against the malpractices to the best of your capacity
Merits
Demerits
Fulfilling duty obligations by taking action
Not Respecting lines of authority
Not giving in to malpractices
Not Taking seniors into confidence
Exhibiting courage and fortitude
May have bad repercussions for career
   
3. Option 3- Report the malpractices to the media to bring them out to the public
Merits
Demerits
Fulfilling obligation to serve public interest and maintain transparency
Breach of trust of organisation
Not giving in to malpractices
Not Respecting lines of authority
Exhibiting courage and fortitude
Not Taking seniors into confidence
 
May have bad repercussions for career
4. Option 4- Letting things be- not taking any action
Merits
Demerits
Avoids any personal harm
Not Fulfilling duty obligations to check wrongdoings
 
giving in to malpractices and not catering to public interest
 
Exhibiting lack of courage and fortitude
 
Shows lack of initiative


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