IAS Mantra Series : Public Administration


Administrative Ethics

Ethical framework for legislators

  • Committee on Ethics in LS and RS
  • Disclosure of interest
  • Register of interests
  • Filing assets and liabilities statement
  • Enforcement of ethical norms
  • Draft Public Service Bill
  • Public Service Code
  • 1997: SC adopted the ‘Restatement of Values of Judicial Life’
  • Judicial independence and accountability should go together
  • Judiciary appointing itself?
  • Method of removal of judges?
  • Judges Accountability Bill
  • Indian Penal Code, section 161 to 165
  • Prevention of Corruption Act 1947
  • Amendments made to several acts in 1964
  • Prevention of Corruption Act 1988
  • Need for whistleblowers act
    • Watergate
    • Sarbanes Oxley Act passed after the Enron scandal provides sweeping protection to whistleblowers
  • Benami Transactions Act
  • Need for a law on Serious Economic Offences
  • Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946
    • Single point directive should be amended to provide a time limit of 30 days for processing this permission

Ethical framework for civil servants

Judicial Values

Legal framework for fighting corruption

Risk Management in Government for ethical purposes

The positions in the government could be classified as

  • High risk
  • Low risk
  • Medium risk

This ranking is based on the risk of the position to be susceptible to corruption.

Similarly government personnel could be classified as

  • High risk personnel
  • Medium risk personnel
  • Low risk personnel
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