Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Ethical Behaviour and Morality
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Ethical Behaviour and Morality

761

Published on

Explains the meaning of two interrelated but distinct concepts of ethics and morality,states its need for public servants and the ways a public servant should pursue his career by following ethical …

Explains the meaning of two interrelated but distinct concepts of ethics and morality,states its need for public servants and the ways a public servant should pursue his career by following ethical principles of behaviour

Published in: Business, Technology
0 Comments
3 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
761
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
4
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
43
Comments
0
Likes
3
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide
  • A vegetarian posted in a livestock department or a pacifist judge posted in a country where death penalty is permitted
  • Transcript

    • 1. Shahid Hussain RajaIndependent Consultant-Public Policywww.sanoconsultants.co.uk
    • 2.  Introduction What is morality What are ethics Why need them What they entail Conclusion
    • 3.  Ethics and morality are two interdependent but distinctconcepts at conceptual as well as at practical levels They are the basic foundations of any individual, anorganization or a civilization for survival and growth. Greek –character is destiny aptly describes thisfundamental truth If you cannot stand for something, you will fall for anything
    • 4.  Personal norms and values about good and bad, yourbeliefs about fundamentals Your own behaviour and the one you expect fromothers Product of your life experience, knowledge andtraining Can differ from person to person even in one socialsetup However there are certain moral values which areuniversal
    • 5.  Norms and values of an organization, normallyformalised in the shape of codes Expected conduct and behaviour of the membersof that group Can differ from personal moral values but notsubstantially from universal morality in case ofethical organizations Up to a certain level, ethics and morality are thesame-honesty, integrity, transparency, fair playare the universal norms
    • 6.  It is the highest value which distinguishes humansfrom animals, a basic denominator not the highestpedestal. It is also a legal requirement -you signed an affidavitto remain honest throughout your career. It is also a social obligation-society expects highestmoral standards from its paid servants. It is constitutional duty- you took an oath under aconstitution and all the service framework is basedon constitutional provisions, underpinning ethicalbehaviour
    • 7.  1.Ethical standards for public service should be clear 2.Ethical standards should be reflected in the legalframework 3.Ethical guidance should be available to public servants 4.Public servants should know their rights andobligations when exposing wrongdoing 5.Political commitment to ethics should reinforce theethical conduct of public servants 6.Decision making process should be transparent andopen to scrutiny
    • 8.  7.There should be clear guidelines for interaction between the publicand private sectors 8.Managers should demonstrate and promote ethical conduct 9.managemen policies,procedures and practices should promoteethical conduct 10.public service conditions and management of human resourcesshould promote ethical conduct 11.adequate accountability mechanisms should be in place within thepublic service 12.approprite procedures and sanctions should exist to deal withmisconduct(OECD Guidelines for Public Service )
    • 9.  Giving best of you Ends do not justify means Conflict of Interest and roles Confidentiality of state secrets Application of merit principle Transparent public dealing Personal morality vs. organizational ethics Financial prudence and integrity
    • 10.  Public service is a trust; not putting in your bestefforts is a breach of trust Working according to job description is yourduty, working beyond is ethics Work is honour; salary is not its compensation Life long learning is must to improve yourcompetency and giving best of you
    • 11.  Yes, they don’t ! Never fall prey to shortcuts Only self-alienated person mixes the both Do not rationalise your procedural lapses bysuccessful execution of a plan Do go for positive interpretation of rulesprovided the spirit of the legislation is intact
    • 12.  Do not deal with any case where your own, oryour friends or family’s interest are involved. Do not accept any assignment which conflictswith your job description If you want to do business/consultancy, seekpermission and take leave
    • 13.  There may be certain moral values which you preferbut if they are in conflict with the organization, thenyou have to follow these. It is ethical behaviour You are bound by the rules of the game not by yourown moral values how high they may be In case of conflict between your personal moralityand organizational ethics, the latter will be yourguiding principles not your own set of values
    • 14.  You are bound by the law to keep state secrets toyourself Access to Information Act is applicable to non-classified information only Loose talk about cases you deal is unethical Giving off-the-record information to press isalso unethical and immoral Settle your score by writing dissenting notes onfiles ,not through press leakage
    • 15.  Always apply the merit principle-whetherrecruiting, posting or appointing a person Or making any decision about a career,contract or award without any fear or favour Non-discrimination-on the basis ofgender, religion, caste, except where bound bylaw Besides being right in itself, in these days ofjudicial activism, media exposure and civilsociety intrusion, your career and reputationdepends on your being ethical
    • 16.  Transparency in public dealing is the essenceof ethical behaviour Withholding information with mala fideintentions is as criminal as taking bribe There is a thick red line between transparencyand confidentiality-the intention
    • 17.  Acceptance of gifts by public for any reasonis totally forbidden Deposit them with the concerned ministry incase given by the foreigners Elaborate rules exit for purchasing these giftsif you feel a fancy for any gift Misusing public funds for personal gain oruse-avoid it
    • 18.  Ethical behaviour is contagious Your example will be quoted and followed Leave better examples to be followed

    ×