Answer questions in NOT MORE than the word limit specified for each in the parenthesis. Content of the answer is more important than its length.
Q1 (a). What is meant by 'environmental ethics? Why is it important to study? Discuss any one environmental issue from the viewpoint of environmental ethics. (150 words) 10
(b). Differentiate between the following (200 words): 10 (i) Law and Ethics
(ii) Ethical management and Management of ethics
(iii) Discrimination and Preferential treatment
(iv) Personal ethics and Professional ethics
Q.2 Given are two quotations of moral thinkers/philosophers. For each of these, bring out what it means to you in the present context:
(a). “The weak can never forgive; forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”. (150 words) 10
(b). “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light”. (150 words) 10
Q.3 (a) "A mere compliance with law is not enough, the public servant also has to have a well-developed sensibility to ethical issues for effective discharge of duties.” Do you agree? Explain with the help of two examples, where (i) an act is ethically right, but not legally and (ii) an act is legally right, but not ethically. (150 words) 10
(b). How do the virtues of trustworthiness and fortitude get manifested in public service? Explain with examples. (150 words) 10
Q.4(a) "Social values are more important than economic values."
Discuss the above statement with examples in the context of inclusive growth of a nation. (150 words) 10
(b). Some recent developments such as introduction of RTI Act, media and judicial activism, etc., are proving helpful in bringing about greater transparency and accountability in the functioning of the government. However, it is also being observed