MPPCS Mains Paper IV (Ethics)
1- Human needs and motivation
Ethics and Values in Public Administration: Ethical elements in governance - integrity, accountability and transparency, ethical reasoning and moral dilemmas, conscience as sources of ethical guidance, code of conduct for civil servants, implementation of higher values in governance.
2- Philosophers/Thinkers, Social workers/Reformers :-
Mahavir, Buddha, Kautilya, Plato, Aristotle, Gurunanak, Kabir, Tulsidas, Ravindra Nath Tagore, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Swami Vivekanand, Sri Aurobindo, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Sarvpalli Radhakrishnan , Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, Ram Manohar Lohiya etc.
4- Aptitude -
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.
5- Emotional intelligence-
Emotional intelligence-concepts, their utilities and application in Administration and Governance.
Types and Causes of corruption, effects of corruption, approaches to minimizing corruption- role of society, media, family, whistleblower, UN Convention on Corruption, measuring corruption; International relation and Transparency etc.
7- Case studies - based on the contents on the syllabus.