Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services (Main) Examination

ISBN Number : 978-93-5299-252-2

Student Price : Rs.298

Student Dollar Price : 12$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2018

No. Of Pages : 228

Book Weight :328

About The Book

Of late, the Indian economy has been plagued by widespread corruption in public services. Corruption has far-reaching consequences on the society as mentioned by the Supreme Court of India: "Corruption in a civilized society was a disease like cancer. If not detected in time, it was sure to turn the polity malignant leading to disastrous consequences". The rule of law has been very much in place to ensure compliance with the maxim, "Be you ever so high, the law is above you". Nonetheless, the law has been found ineffective to mandate honesty. The reason is the rule of law can only defeat the perverse mind, but cannot defeat the perversity of the heart. The line separating good and evil passes through the middle of every human heart. This is comparable with what Gandhiji also said, "As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves". It is against this background, the present book on Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude exemplifies how to remake the inner world of public servants to discharge their duties in an ethical and transparent manner.

As compared with other books in the subject, the present book is characterized by the following distinguishing features :
- The book is written in an easy to understand language and self-learning style.
- The real incidences of Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude in public service have been discussed either in bold or italic or boxes.
- Incorporation of previous years' questions and case studies have been the distinctive feature of the books.
- Each chapter ending with a case study helps the learners combine their theoretical knowledge with real-life practices in public governance.

 

Contents -

1. Ethics and Human Interface
2. Lessons from the Lives and Teachings of Great Leaders, Reformers and Administrators
3. Attitude
4. Aptitude and Foundational Values for Civil Service
5. Emotional Intelligence (EI)
6. Contributions of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India and World
7. Ethical Dilemma
8. Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
9. Probity in Governance

About The Author

S.S. Khanka, M.Com., Ph.D. (working as Professor since 1994) is presently working as Professor (HR) in Delhi Technological University (Formerly, Delhi College of Engineering), Delhi. Prior to joining Delhi Technological University, he has worked as Professor (HR) in the National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad; Tezpur University (A Central University), Tezpur; Assam University (A Central University), Silchar; as Reader in the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi and as Lecturer in the Kumaun University, Nainital. He has written 05 references and 05 text books and published over five dozen research papers. His area of academic interest include Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Ethics and Values. He was the Visitors (i.e., President of India) Nominee in the Faculty of Commerce and Management of the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, during 2011-2014. Professor Khanka has also served as Visiting Professor in the Bishkek International School of Management and Business, Bishkek, Kyrghyzstan and National University of Mangolia, Ulaan Bataar, Mangolia. He is the recipient of the Shiksha Ratan Award and Best Teacher in Human Resource Management. He is National Trainer on Ethics and Values in Public Governance recognized by DoPT, GoI in collaboration with UNDP.

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