GS Mains Syllabus: Paper 4

Ethics and Human Interface

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Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.

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Human values

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lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values

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Aptitude and Foundational Values of Civil Services

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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.

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Attitude

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content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.

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Emotional Intelligence

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concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.

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Values and Ethics in Public Administration , Ethics in International Relations , Corporate Governance & Corporate Social Responsibility

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Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance

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Probity in Governance

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Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen's Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

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Leaders, Reformers & Administrators, Contribution of Thinkers (World)

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Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world

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Applied Ethics

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Microtopics not mentioned in the syllabus but important from the exam point of view

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Supplementary Ethics

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microtopics not mentioned in the syllabus but important from the exam point of view.

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