Ethics Case Study – 62

A state has been struck with floods and there is immense anger and frustration among people regarding delay in flood relief measures.

A reason for the anger is that immediate relief is directed towards localities where the local MLA and MP (belonging to the ruling party) reside.

There have been incidents where people have physically attacked the relief personnel. It is winter and there is threat of adverse weather in the coming week.

You have been brought in as the new District collector as the previous one was transferred due to public pressure on the political leadership.

Your senior has directed you to give special attention towards the same locality where the loyal voters of the MLA and MP live. In this background –

  1. Bring out and discuss the ethical issues involved in the above case.
  2. Also suggest the right course of action in the given situation.

20 marks / 250 words.

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