UPSC Ethics daily answer writing Practice model answer 31st January 2022
Topic:Ethics – in Private and Public Relationships.
Question: There are circumstances in which private behaviour of a civil servant can affect his public office because of its impact on the reputation or integrity of the organisation concerned. Analysing such situations,propose some appropriate responses.(Answer in 150 words)10
Answer: introduction: public servants custodian of public trust. Their behaviour is highly scrutinised because of nature of their work. Even most of the time they are treated as role models.
certain values are expected to be followed by civil servants in both the spheres of life(public and private).
Give examples to substantiate:
A police official beating his wife at home.
A judge beating his daughter-in-law for dowry.( videos of these incidents get viral on social media).
Transition paragraph: regulating personal lives of public servants is difficult, however certain guidelines must be circulated.
🛑code of conduct which must be applicable to private lives as well.
🛑 strict departmental action