17th November, 2016 (MAINS)


Q1. You are a middle ranked officer in the ministry and known for your honesty and integrity. You find that private secretary of the Minister suggests you to deal with certain matter in a particular way. When you tell him, that the suggestion is against Government rules, he confirms that this is the desire of Hon. Minister. Following options come in your mind to deal with the problem.

(a) Ask the Private Secretary (P.S.) to confirm in writing.

(b) Meet your senior officer and seek his suggestion and guidance.

(c) Refuse the Private Secretary and stick to the rules only.

(d) Bring the matter into records and suggest that rules be changed to accommodate the views of Minister.

Examine the merits/demerits of each option and suggest the best option with justifications. [20marks] 250 words.

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