Ethics in Governance – 2nd ARC

Ethics and Politics Ethical Values in Politics play an important role in setting the public discourse while it is unrealistic and simplistic to expect perfection in politics in an ethically imperfect environment, the standards set in politics influence other aspect of governance. Criminalization of Politics: Participation of criminals in the electoral Read More …

Right to Information: Master Key to Good Governance – 2nd ARC

Introduction “If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost”. Aristotle Right to information has been seen as the key to strengthening participatory democracy and ushering in people Read More …

Recommended books for Ethics

Books ARC 4th report. Ethics in Public Administration – Patrick Sheeran. Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude: G. Subbarao. NCERT Psychology book Class XI & XII: Selected chapters. Citizen Centric Administration – ARC Report. Yojana Issues- Good Governance (2013), Inclusive Governance (2013), Reforms in Public Administration (2014). Lexicon for ethics, Integrity, and Read More …

Time to articulate a ‘Moral Code of Conduct’

Context Of late, the poisoning of public discourse in India through frequent invocation of religion by politicians has reached alarming levels. Conventionally, the place of religion in politics has been examined with reference to the secular scheme of the Constitution. Leaders have taken recourse to deeming secularism as ‘undesirable’ and giving semantic Read More …

Given the state of affairs, what can a bureaucrat do?

Karl Marx had wished the state to wither away. It hasn’t. Even in the countries where Marxism was purported to have been practised, the state became more and more powerful, and its prime tool, the bureaucracy, became more and more relevant. In capitalist countries, too, bureaucracy has come to stay. Read More …

A Moral Code

Use it for Ethics/Essay Paper-Quote them Context: Should technology companies establish a new C-suite position — that of a chief ethics officer? The question is not that far-fetched. We live in unprecedented times. Technological advances: Technological advances occur at an exponentially accelerating pace that changes our world as never before. Read More …

Liquidity squeeze hurts NBFCs

What’s up with NBFCs? Shares of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) have witnessed a steep fall in recent weeks after concerns over whether they can successfully meet their short-term dues. Housing finance companies (HFCs) in particular have seen their shares punished severely over fears of a severe liquidity crisis. Dewan Housing Read More …

CBI dispute: All you need to know

Context: In the latest development in the ongoing spat at the Central Bureau of Investigation, Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana have been “divested of all powers” and Joint Director M. Nageshwara Rao has been put in-charge with immediate effect. Who is the interim Director? Mannem Nageshwara Rao, Read More …

Why the Railways must be tougher on trespassing

What happened? On October 19, at least 60 people died and over 70 were injured after being run over by a train near Amritsar. The tragedy struck as a group of Dasara revellers gathered on the rail track to watch the burning of a Ravana effigy and were hit by a train Read More …

Love frees you from greed and discontent

An ancient Tao thought says: “Choose a job you love – and you won’t have to work a day in your life!” The first secret of success is: Don’t work just for wages, work for the love of God. You can work too, for the love of humanity, or for Read More …