GS Paper 4 Ethics & Integrity
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.
Q.4) A new civil service incumbent in IPS, after completion of his training, joins his first posting in a district.
(I) Some influential people, outside his office as well as subordinates in his office come and meet him and offer him valuable gifts in welcome gesture.
(II) He is also told by his subordinates that there is a channel of money collection by the police of the area from commercial vehicles, shanty vendors and shopkeepers as well as spurious liquor lobby etc, share of which would automatically reach to the new officer. This money is unaccounted and does not go to the establishment.
(a) The officer is in dilemma. Whether he should accept the gifts in welcome gesture from influential people outside office or only from his official colleagues or from both? Give reasons.
(b) Should he take the share from unaccounted money mentioned above? If not what would be professionally and ethically correct decision for him.