Q.4 What is meant by ‘crisis of conscience’? How does it manifest itself in the public domain? (10 Marks)

Mentor’s Comments-

  • Explain what is crisis of conscience. Mention the dilemma of a practical solution being ethically unfair and the approach that needs to be taken.
  • Then mention how it manifests in the decision making process by civil servants.
  • Elaborate by giving examples.
  • Conclude by mentioning key to overcome such crisis of conscience for public servant is through staying true to public service ethical code and legal framework.
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