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Ethics case study Framework

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  • @Guddurangeela This will fetch more marks among all the other things being said✌
    Good one man!

  • Vajiram yellow book of case studies is good too!
    But they havent answered all the questions!

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    approach ?

  • @John_Titor would take route a as the doctor has agreed to pay tax immediately and other non compliance due to technical issues although can’t be ignored but definitely be removed by giving more guidance on technical aspects and clearing doubts of the tax payer .moreover will try to make the procedure as simple as possible and organise regular Doubt clearing sessions for all tax payers .coordination of tax paying public is necessary so would make people aware about why and how their paid tax is going to help and encourage them to pay all overdue taxes so as to avoid penalty .also award and bring forward such doctors to set example among public.

  • @Guddurangeela said in Ethics case study Framework:

    @John_Titor would take route a as the doctor has agreed to pay tax immediately and other non compliance due to technical issues although can’t be ignored but definitely be removed by giving more guidance on technical aspects and clearing doubts of the tax payer .moreover will try to make the procedure as simple as possible and organise regular Doubt clearing sessions for all tax payers .coordination of tax paying public is necessary so would make people aware about why and how their paid tax is going to help and encourage them to pay all overdue taxes so as to avoid penalty .also award and bring forward such doctors to set example among public.

    also we can justify using utilitarian ethics as hospital results in larger good than for neglected region, can also talk about problem of excessive litigation by tax authorities resulting in tax terrorism and undue burden on judiciary. Further route A may increases compliance and change image of tax dept from being adversarial to cooperative !

  • @John_Titor You should be rule adhering bureaucrat so you can't portray yourself as the guy who breaks rules but same time you cant be stone-hearted.
    So in this dilemma quoting someone important like PM is always desirable(It's good that you've added tax terrorism).
    { Views are personal}

  • i will go with option b
    dilemma - duty vs compassion
    As an income tax officer it is my duty to ensure that all rules must be followed while ensuring tax compliance. Non adherence to rules set a wrong precedence and may have a domino as well as demonstration effect on others.Moreover doctor has withheld the tax in the past, thus it is equally important for him to come clean, further ends cannot be justified if means are not good, but simultaneously it is equally important to ensure the justice for poor and downtrodden section, In this regard i will ensure that technical compliance take minimum attention of the doctor and he can devotee his maximum energy to his endeavor.

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  • @John_Titor as the people in area are economically educationally and socially backward we will have to use some other methods of awareness like nukkad natak .in absence of other economic opportunities they sell and drink illicit liquor to stop it we need to provide them with a skill and some productive job ,will try to get them enrolled under government schemes like urban livelihood mission .women can be organised in self help groups and taught a skill that augments their income .NGO working in this area can also be roped in .they need to be made aware of the ill effects this surrounding is causing to their children and how learning a new skill and getting new job will help them see a brighter future for their children .awareness about how drinking illicit liquor can prove to be poisonous .community colleges and schools need to be opened .as the communities are also in conflict at times so friendship building programmes need to be pursued use of sports can be used to build a healthy relationship between communities further survellience on the people who create trouble after need to take place

  • IS superintendent of police empowered to take such actions?

  • The case presents following ethical issues :

    • Formalism - difference in theory and practice. In theory there is prohibition but in practice illicit liquor is still rampant

    • Endogenous vs Exogenous changes - Laws can seldom bring desired change unless people internalize the values underpinning such laws

    • Unidimensional thinking and lack of systems thinking

    • Poor policing

    • Relation between Socio-economic backwardness and moral degradation

    Thus solving this problem requires a multi-pronged approach as enumerated below :

    • Raids on suppliers to break the supply chain

    • Better policing and patrolling to prevent frequent clashes

    • Workshops and IEC campaigns to spread awareness about the ill effects of alcoholism

    • Arranging regular seminars with people who have successfully overcome alcoholism

    • ICT for reporting incidences of illegal liquor production and reward system for those who report

    • Pitch in NGO's

  • @John_Titor sorry i am pointing out mistakes but question says that formal strict measures have failed but you mention of more stringent check but behaviour isn’t changed moreover without any other source of income they are forced to make illicit liquor not by choice it’s like the world of prostitution. Even if we use reward system there is a chance that people will get murdured over being doubted as an informer .illicit liquor has no supply mechanism people come to buy it because it’s cheap .

  • @John_Titor yes he is empowered for community outreach programmes separate funds are allocated for this to police department where they do organise sports competitions ,health checkup and education related activities .police in its women power line has women who were once victims or underprivileged

  • @Guddurangeela said in Ethics case study Framework:

    @John_Titor yes he is empowered for community outreach programmes separate funds are allocated for this to police department where they do organise sports competitions ,health checkup and education related activities .police in its women power line has women who were once victims or underprivileged

    thanks , i was not aware about these aspects that's why I didnt include such measures at community development in my answer

  • From today's paper:
    ...caste informs everyday living: work, culture and eating choices, as seen in the recent report that an anganwadi worker in Tamil Nadu was transferred because caste Hindus refused to eat food prepared by a Scheduled Caste woman...
    How to approach a situation like this if one has to make the decision whether to transfer or not.
    Similar case has already been asked by UPSC.

  • @Vika I suppose caste discrimination is one of those things like gender discrimination that a future bureaucrat just can’t tolerate. I think pulling the transfer and community outreach about caste sensitisation would be essential. But I too am unsure what would be the procedure of such a move.

  • @Vika said in Ethics case study Framework:

    From today's paper:
    ...caste informs everyday living: work, culture and eating choices, as seen in the recent report that an anganwadi worker in Tamil Nadu was transferred because caste Hindus refused to eat food prepared by a Scheduled Caste woman...
    How to approach a situation like this if one has to make the decision whether to transfer or not.
    Similar case has already been asked by UPSC.

    transfer can not be a solution:

    • it would reinforce caste prejudices and further embolden them
    • Illegality- refusing to eat food is an example of untouchability which is prohibited in absolute terms under Art 17
    • Against values that civil servants are required to hold like empathy, fairness, compassion towards weaker section of society
    • Against Natural Justice as Worker is being punished for no fault of her own

    The solution should involve bringing Attitudinal change through :

    • Leadership - for ex eating food cooked by worker, meeting leaders of the community and convincing them of the immorality of their action
    • Persuasion using media (PM washing feet of manual scavengers , Ramayana serial video of Ram eating berries from Shabri )
    • Coercion - giving strict warning of prosecution under atrocities Act '
    • Sensitization
  • Should we include technical terms like teleological school,utilitarianism etc in case studies?

  • @ManchesterUnited Rather than just citing utilitarianism it would be better to write for the greater good, or rather than teleological we can mention the importance of means while achieving the results..

  • @John_Titor concentrate on both short term and long term approaches.. Your points are really good.

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