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All India PT Mock Test (OMR Based) Across 20 Cities

will be conducted on 6th and 20th May, 2018. Click here for Test Schedule & Online admission.

Test Center List:

  1. Delhi
  2. Jammu
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Ahmedabad
  5. Bhopal
  6. Lucknow
  7. Allahabad
  8. Patna
  9. Ranchi
  10. Kolkata
  11. Bhubaneswar
  12. Raipur
  13. Jaipur
  14. Mumbai
  15. Pune
  16. Nagpur
  17. Hyderabad
  18. Chennai
  19. Coimbatore
  20. Banglore

Probity in Governance


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.

Sub Topic List:

• Concept of Public Service
• Philosophical basis of Governance and Probity
• Information Sharing, Transparency and Right to Information
• Flaws in RTI and recommendations for improvement
• Importance of vigilant citizens
• Information sharing and participation
• Importance of Code of ethics
• Use of Code of ethics
• Code of Ethics in Professions
• Code of Conduct for Ministers; for Legislators; for Civil Servants; for Regulators and for the Judiciary
• Components of a Citizen Charter
• Steps in formulation of a Citizen’s Charter
• Concept of Work Culture
• The Indian Approach to Work
• Methods of improving Work Culture
• Quality of Service Delivery
• Utilisation of Public Funds
• Problems in Fund Release and Utilization
• Parliamentary Control on Expenditure
• Corruption in India: extent, dimension, and response
• Corruption as a social evil
• Probity in public life
• Corrupt practice among civil servants and official misconduct
• Exposing corruption: Civil Society initiatives and role of Whistleblower Act
• Tackling corruption: Role of government and institutions of governance
• Controlling corruption: Various approaches and efficacy


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