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  • 12/28/2015 EthicsCaseStudy2HonestyandIntegrityINSIGHTS

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    JayanthisasoninlawofalocalMLAandisnowpostedasblockdevelopmentofficerinhisfatherinlawsconstituency.HecomestoknowthatMLAsfollowers,whoaremainlysmallcontractorsandmanyelectedmembersofGramPanchayat,are

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    handinglovewithlocalPanchayatofficialsinmisusingMGNREGAfunds.HefindsthateachPanchayatsecretaryalongwithelectedmembershaveusedmachinestocompletemanyworksundertheschemeandsiphonedofffundsusingfakejobcards.Healsofindsoutthatallthiswasdoneatthebehestofhisfatherinlaw,thelocalMLA.Now,thestategovernmenthastakencognizanceoftheissueafteramediareportandhasorderedinquiryintothescam.

    Jayanthhastoprobethematterandfileareporttohigherauthorities.Hisfatherinlawispressurizinghimtofileafalsereportashehimselfisunderpressurefromhisfollowers,whoiffoundguiltywillbeslappedwithacriminalcase.Somecontractorshavecontactedandrequestedhimtonottomentiontheirnamesinthereportinreturnforaheftybribe.SomePanchayatsecretarieshaverequestedhimtosparethemasaccordingtothemPanchayatmembershadcoercedthemintobecomingpartnersincrime.Jayanthisrecentlymarriedanditishisfirstgovernmentjob.

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    RV 2yearsagoPersonalintegrity,ProfessionalismandHonestyoughttodefinetheworkingofanyofficerworkingatanylevelinthepublicservices.Jayanthastheresponsibilitytoexposethecorruptpracticesthatare

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    Jayanthastheresponsibilitytoexposethecorruptpracticesthatarenotonlysiphoningofffundsillegallybutalsodevoidingpoorbeneficiaries.Heshouldinformthehigherauthoritiesoftheconflictofinterestsincehisfatherinlawisinquestion.Ifaskedtocontinueheshouldstanduptohisfatherinlawandholdhimaccountablefortheirregularitiesinhisconstituency.Professionalismdictateshimtokeephisfamilymattersasidefromhisworkandconducthisdutiesasperthelawandshouldreporthisfatherinlawsillegalactions.Relationshipsarebuiltontrust,senseofbelongingnessandnotmoralcoercionshencehismarriageshouldnotbenanimpedimentinhislineofduty.Heshouldstrictlyreprimandthepanchayatmembersandsecretariesastheyfailedtodotheirconstitutionallydelegatedworkwithoutfavourandfear.Coercionshouldhavebeenreportedandstrictlyacteduponinsteadofcolludingwiththemalpractioners.Jayantshouldbehonestinhisreportingandeverycontractorbigorsmallneedtobesuitablypunishedfortheiractionsatthisstage.Anyletoffwillonlyfurthermakethemconfidentingettingawayonbiggerscalelateranderodepublicbeliefinjusticesystemandfurthermakethemsuspiciousofpoliticalofficernexus.

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    G.Sudarshan 2yearsago>RVIthinkdisismuchbetteranswer.Becauseumentionedprofessionalethics,conflictofinterest.butucandoitmuchbetterthandisbymentioningconstitutionalmoralityandtheoathwhichhehadtakenatthetimeofjoining.

    ArvindPatil 2yearsago>RVsincethiscaseinvolvesconflictofinterestheshouldstayawayfromtheprobeandmustaskhissuperiorstoappointanotherofficertoprobethematterandalsoheshouldnottrytoeither

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    officertoprobethematterandalsoheshouldnottrytoeitherinfluenceoraffecttheprobe.

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    chandankumar 7monthsago>ArvindPatilIfyouareaskingauthoritiestoappointanotherofficersforthiscase,youaresuccumbingtogeneraldilemmathatcasesinvolvingrelatives/acquaintancesshouldnotbehandedovertoanyone.Youarequestioningveryprincipleofhonestyandintegrity.

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    RV 2yearsago>ArvindPatilHiArvindimentionedthatheshouldinformhissuperiorsfirstaboutclashofconflictand"ifaskedtocontinue"thenhavechartedoutwhatheshoulddo:)!

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    ArvindPatil 2yearsago>RVyesRVyouarerightbutinmanycaseswhenevertheprobingauthorityinformsthehigherappointingauthorityoftheconflictofinterestthentheywillappointanotherofficertoprobeit.

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    doc 2yearsago>ArvindPatilThisistherightanswer!!

    Srini 2yearsagoJayanthshouldnotsuccumbtoanykindofpressure(fromfather

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    Jayanthshouldnotsuccumbtoanykindofpressure(fromfatherinlaw,bribe,etc)andmustmaintainthehighestlevelofhonestyandintegrityinhiswork.Heshouldsubmitthedetailedreportonhisfindingsimpartiallytothehigherauthorities.Sincethereisaconflictofinterestsituationhasrisenhere,JayanthmustalsokeepthehigherauthoritiesinformedabouttherelationshipbetweenhimandthelocalMLA.Hecanalsothinkofinformingthehigherauthoritiesinaconfidentialmannerregardingthepressureshehadtohandlefromhisfatherinlaw,hisfollowers,contractorsandpanchayatsecretaries.Personally,Jayanthcantrytopersuadehisfatherinlawbyexplaininghissituationandhedoesnotwanttocompromisehisprofessionaldutiesforhispersonalrelations.Tothepanchayatsecretaries,Heneedstobeverystrictandshowthathewillneverallowanyspaceforconsciousmisbehaviorintheirprofession.

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    Sujeet 2yearsago>Sriniyouhaverightlypointedoutconflictofintestsituationahere,whichinthiscasestudymustbehighlighted.Restoftheanswerswillperhapstbewrittenbyeverybody.

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    shashikanth 2yearsago>SriniThereisnoneedforhimtoinformthatitishisfatherinlawwhoisthekingpin.Providedheshouldveryhonestandimpartialwithhighlevelofintegrity..Atthispointoftimehecan'tpersuadehisFILbcozitshightimethecrimehasbeencommitted.

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    swati ayearago>shashikanthhereitisvryimptoinformabthsrelationwdMLAoderwisehigherofficialsmaydoubtathenticityofhs

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    oderwisehigherofficialsmaydoubtathenticityofhsreport

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