General StudiesPaper – IV Booklist

                                MAINS GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – IV

(Ethics,Integrity, and Aptitude)
TOPICS BOOKS & JOURNALS
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 in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
References:
2nd ARC REPORT – 4th Report & 10thReport.
New Horizons of Public Administration 7th Edition by Mohit Bhattacharya. Ethics and Accountability in Government and Business byRamesh K Arora. Ethics & Integrity in Public Administration: Concepts &cases By Raymond W. Cox.
Journals/Websites:
THE HINDU, PIB www.pib.nic.in, Yojana, The IndianExpress, Economic & Political Weekly, Economic Times.
2. Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
References:
Social Psycology by Baron,
Ethics by William K. Frankena.
Understanding Ethics by Noel Preston
Journals/Websites:
THE HINDU, PIB www.pib.nic.in, Yojana, The Indian Express, Economic Times.
3. Aptitude and foundational values forCivil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.
References:
Indian Public Administration 3rd Edition by Rajni &Goyal.
IGNOU: MPA-011- Ethical Concern In public Administration.
Journals/ Websites:
Frontline.
4. Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
References:
Emotional Intelligence By Daniel Goleman.
Journals/ Websites:
Economic Times, Economic & Political Weekly, Frontline.
5. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
References:
2nd ARC REPORT – 1st Report & 12thReport.
Journals/ Websites:
Frontline.
6. Public/Civil service values and Ethicsin Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience assources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance;strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
References:
IGNOU: MPA-011-Ethical Concern In public Administration.
7. Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, 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
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PAPER-V General Studies- IV

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 utilize the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
  • Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  • Case Studies on above issues.