18th June, 2016 (MAINS)


Q1. As a senior officer in the Finance Ministry, you have access to some confidential and crucial information about policy decisions that the Government is about to announce. These decisions are likely to have far-reaching impact on the housing and construction industry. If the builders have access to this information beforehand, they can make huge profits. One of the builders has done a lot of quality work for the Government and is known to be close to your immediate superior, who asks you to disclose this information to the said builder.

What are the options available to you?

Evaluate each of these options and choose the option which you would adopt, giving reasons.
[20marks/2013/GS-4] 250 words.

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