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GS 4 – 7 Probity in Governance

7] Probity in Governance (2018-2023):

  1. “Corruption is the manifestation of the failure of core values in the society.” In your opinion, what measures can be adopted to uplift the core values in the society? [2023/Q2a/10m/150w]
  2. ‘Probity is essential for an effective system of governance and socio-economic development.’ Discuss. [2023/Q5b/10m/150w]
  3. Wisdom lies in knowing what to reckon with and what to overlook. An officer being engrossed with the periphery, ignoring the core issues before him, is not rare in the bureaucracy. Do you agree that such preoccupation of an administrator leads to travesty of justice to the cause of effective service delivery and good governance? Critically evaluate.  [2022/Q1a/10m/150w]
  4. What do you understand by the term ‘good governance’? How far recent initiatives in terms of e-Governance steps taken by the State have helped the beneficiaries? Discuss with suitable examples. [2022/Q4a/10m/150w]
  5. Write a short note on – Challenges of digitalization [ 2022/Q5b(iv)/10m/150w]
  6. Whistle-blower, who reports corruption and illegal activities, wrongdoing and misconduct to the concerned authorities, runs the risk of being exposed to grave danger, physical harm and victimization by the vested interests, accused persons and his team. What policy measures would you suggest to strengthen protection mechanism to safeguard the whistle-blower? [2022/Q6a/10m/150w]
  7. An independent and empowered social audit mechanism is an absolute must in every sphere of public service, including judiciary, to ensure performance, accountability and ethical conduct. Elaborate. [2021/Q6a/10m/150w]
  8. Effective utilization of public funds is crucial to meet development goals. Critically examine the reasons for under-utilization and mis-utilization of public funds and their implications.  [2019/Q2a/10m/150w]
  9. Explain the basic principles of citizens charter movement and bring out its importance.  [2019/Q4a/10m/150w]
  10. There is a view that the Official Secrets Act is an obstacle to the implementation of Right to Information Act. Do you agree with the view? Discuss.  [2019/Q4b/10m/150w]
  11. What do you understand by probity in governance? Based on your understanding of the term, suggest measures for ensuring probity in government.  [2019/Q5a/10m/150w]
  12. Distinguish between “Code of ethics” and “Code of conduct” with suitable examples. [2018/Q1b/10m/150w]
  13. “The Right to Information Act is not all about citizens’ empowerment alone, it essentially redefines the concept of accountability. Discuss. [2018/Q2b/10m/150w]
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