GS PAPER– 4 (Ethics,Integrity and Aptitude)

General Studies -IV 250 Marks

(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

  • This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.

(1) Ethics and Human Interface:

Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics;

Ethics and Human Interface

Ethics in private and public relationships

Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

Human Values – role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values

(2) Attitude:

Content and Structure of Attitude

Functions of Attitude

Attitude’s influence and relation with thought and behavior

Moral attitudes

Political attitudes

Social influence

Persuasion

(3) Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service

Aptitude

Integrity

Impartiality and Non-partisanship

Objectivity

Dedication to Public Service

Empathy, Tolerance and Compassion towards the weaker sections

(4) Emotional intelligence

Concepts of Emotional Intelligence

Utilities of Emotional Intelligence, Application of Emotional Intelligence in administration and governance

(5) Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India:

  • Vivekananda
  • Mahatma gandhi
  • Sarvappalli Radhakrishnan
  • Amratya Sen

Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from World:

(6) Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:

Status and problems;

Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

Conflict of Interest

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

Accountability

Ethical governance

Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance;

Ethical issues in international relations and funding (Part 1)

Ethical issues in international relations and funding (Part 2)

Corporate governance

(7) Probity in Governance:

Concept of public service; Probity in Governance, Philosophical basis of governance and probity

Information sharing and transparency in government,

Right to Information

Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct

Citizen’s Charters

Work culture

Quality of service delivery

Utilization of public funds,

challenges of corruption.

(8) Case Studies on above issues.

Ethics Case Studies (1 to 10)

Ethics Case Studies (11 to 20)

Ethics Case Studies (21 to 30)

Ethics Case Studies (31 to 40)

Ethics Case Studies (41 to 50)

Ethics Case Studies (51 to 60)

Ethics Case Studies (61 to 70)

DOWNLOAD PDF FILES OF IGNOU MATERIALS OF ETHICS & INTEGRITY

Ethics in Contemporary Indian Philosophy

Ethics in Greek Philosophy

Ethics in Medieval Western Philosophy

MEDIA ETHICS

SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS

INTERNATIONAL ETHICS

HUMAN VALUES

DISCOURSE ETHICS

ETHICS IN HISTORY OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

NATURAL MORAL LAW

ETHICS IN THE HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY

DEONTOLOGY AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY

HUMAN RIGHTS

NATURE AND SCOPE OF ETHICS

BIOETHICS

HUMAN DUTIES

HUMAN VIRTUES

 

DOWNLOAD PDF FILES OF REFERENCE MATERIALS

(1)

Political Attitude

Structure and function of attitudes

Functions of Attitude

(2)

Emotional Intelligence – Basics

Emotional Intelligence and Public Leadership

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN BUREAUCRACIES

Emotional Intelligence

(3)

Citizen’s Charters

Citizens’ Charter Frequently asked questions

(4)

Corporate Governance- An Ethical Perspective

Corporate Governance

Growth and dynamics of corporate governance in Ind

Ethics and Corporate Responsibility in International Relations

(5)

Ethics in International Relations

(6)

Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public

ETHICAL CONCERNS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Public Service Values

CIVIL SERVICES CODE – ARC

ETHICS IN GOVERNANCE – ARC REPORT

Ethics in Governance

5 Comments Add yours

  1. RCR says:

    sir please upload case studies

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  2. narendra says:

    sir pls upload other topics also.this material is very good and useful to me

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  3. cbi says:

    sir please upload remaining topics as early as possible…gr8 work…

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  4. Please upload Human interface and remaining topic.

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  5. Sankalp meena says:

    Ur matter of study is really helpful for me

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