You are Ms. A, an investigator working with an insurance company. Recently, a case was forwarded to you for investigation. This case pertains to an insurance claim of Rs. 2 crores, made with respect to the maturity of a life insurance policy. The company’s suspicion has been aroused because only 6 instalments of this policy were paid before the policy holder, a young and apparently … Continue reading Case Study 3 – Ethics
You are the CEO of a prominent IT Company, based in Bengaluru. Recently, your company has successfully developed a software which seamlessly translates many regional languages into English. The applications of this software are multi-fold and are expected to generate a lot of revenue for the company. A few days after the software is released, an employee of your firm informs you that a pirated version … Continue reading Case Study-2 Ethics
A jawan in the Indian Army is extremely disillusioned with his present working conditions. Stationed at a high-altitude border post, he struggles with the hostile weather, the risk of enemy gunfire and the stress of constantly being in a state of high alertness. Such stress if further compounded by the poor living conditions and a very meagre, often inedible diet. He approaches his seniors on … Continue reading Case Study Ethics
The legal and institutional framework to curb corruption is well developed in the country and there are various bodies in place for implementing anti-corruption policies and raising awareness on corruption issues, but still it faces the following problems: CVC: Needs prior sanction to prosecute. Cannot probe officials below Joint Secretary level until government refers case and Limited staff. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI): … Continue reading What are the challenges associated with the institutional and societal framework for fighting corruption? (150 words – 10 marks)
A committed bureaucracy is conducive to national development only when its commitment is towards public welfare. If this commitment is misunderstood and the bureaucracy unflinchingly starts serving a political leader or party, it can prove disastrous for the nation. E.g. German officers under the Nazi’s who blindly supported Hitler led to the downfall of their own nation. A bureaucrat should serve the political office, which symbolizes the … Continue reading A committed bureaucracy must be cautious about who it is committed to. Explain.
“Being the centers of concentration of the industrial proletariat, urban areas play an important part within the political strategy of the new Democratic Revolution”. Examine this statement in the light of rising Maoist activity in the urban areas and why is it essential to keep a close watch on Maoist activities in towns and cities? Approach: Introduce the first statement of the question … Continue reading Question on Growth of Naxalism
Dynamic pricing is a pricing strategy wherein the price is not firmly set; instead it changes based on changing circumstances, such as increases in demand at certain times, type of customer being targeted or changing marketing conditions. The fundamental concern w.r.t. dynamic pricing strategies is the availability of viable alternatives. This ensures that any such mechanism provides benefits to the organization but not at the expense of … Continue reading What is dynamic pricing? Examine the ethical issues involved in dynamic pricing by a private firm and by a govt. organization. (150 words – 10 marks)