The Ethical Framework


in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780198068662
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080465 | DOI:
The Ethical Framework

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In the civil service of India, an ethical framework refers to the mandates of conduct rules which all civil servants should obey. Sanctions against corrupt behaviour are meted out by the Prevention of Corruption Act. Neither instrument constitutes an ethical framework because each is premised upon a set of consequences that may arise when a law or rules are violated. This chapter discusses what ethics is, why it is important for the civil service, what is expected of civil servants in terms of ethics, and ethics in the civil services of Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. It also describes the Draft Civil Services Bill 2009 and the civil service’s relations with the government, legislature, and political system as well as the community.

Keywords: ethics; civil servants; Prevention of Corruption Act; Australia; New Zealand; United Kingdom; Draft Civil Services Bill 2009; government, legislature, and political system; community; values in workplace

Chapter.  3887 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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