Ethics Case Studies

Ethics Case Study – 75

In a state in India, government officials are regularly denying poor, illiterate workers, their statutory minimum wage under a government scheme ensuring a minimum level of employment for them. The actual quantity of work done is being routinely under-measured. False entries in employment registers with bogus names, is enabling project foremen to pocket the payments.…

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Ethics Case Study – 74

Mr. X is the engineering manager for the County Road Commission (CRC), with the primary responsibility for county road safety. Along a given stretch of the road, many people have died over the course of last 5 years by crashing into roadside trees. Many other accidents have also occurred. Two lawsuits had been filed regarding…

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Ethics Case Study – 73

You are working as an Executive Engineer in the Panchayat Raj division. An RTI activist has filed an application seeking information regarding tender process to project completion of all road projects that you have supervised and allotted since you assumed office. In One of the road projects, under pressure from an influential politician (he had…

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Ethics Case Study – 72

The number of cops committing suicide in Karnataka is a pointer to the sorry state of affairs and the growing frustration which is pushing many to the wall. Head constable Annarao Saibanna Gamaga was a hard working policeman. He married a beautiful girl from his village. Both of them stayed in a house at police…

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Ethics Case Study – 71

Imagine that you have been recently appointed as the head of the accounts department in a municipal corporation. Soon after you assumed your duties, you discovered that a clerk in your department was falsifying the payroll account by continuing to carry the names of some employees who have already been terminated. When the clerk picked…

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Ethics Case Study – 70

Imagine the case of a religiously orthodox couple. Their son is dying of cancer and needs a bone-marrow transplant. While the doctor is devoted to reducing pain and preserving life, the parents refuse permission to let the doctor give the necessary bone-marrow transplant. In their view faith alone does the healing and moreover, permitting the…

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Ethics Case Study – 69

Air India (AI) is encountering problems with the operation of landing gear of its passenger aircrafts. In the past one year three separate incidents of similar landing gear failures have occurred on Boeing 777-200LR passenger aircrafts, all operated by AI. It has floated a tender to procure 216 landing gears for its fleet of Airbus…

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Ethics Case Study – 68

Shuchita Kishore could not clear the Prelims in her first attempt at the UPSC due to want of proper guidance. In her second attempt she succeeded to reach the interview stage. Finally, in her third attempt, Shuchita’s efforts paid off as she secured 39th rank in the Civil Services exam. During her foundation training at…

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Ethics Case Study – 67

You are posted as a District Collector in one of the districts in India. It has been brought to your notice that a structure has been built by few members of a religious community on the public land without getting due permissions. In keeping with the guidelines of the Supreme Court of India, disallowing the…

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Ethics Case Study – 66

You are the director of a unit in a regulatory agency that is charged with monitoring the use of potentially harmful commercial chemicals. Shubhangi, a junior project manager under your supervision, is responsible for studying a broad-spectrum insecticide that is used not only in agriculture by small foodgrain farmers and cotton farmers, but also in…

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