CHAPTERS/LESSONS
Chapter 1: Overview of the Course of Ethics
lesson 1: Overview of the Course of Ethics
Chapter 2: Ethics
Lesson 1: Meaning Of Ethics
Lesson 2: Absolutism and Relativism of Ethics
Lesson 3: Psychological Issues in Metaethics
Lesson 4: Normative Ethics
Lesson 5: Applied Ethics
Lesson 6: Application of Applied Ethics
Lesson 9: Determinants of Ethics
Chapter 3: Laws and Conscience as Sources of Ethical Guidance
Lesson 1: Importance of Law and Conscience
Lesson 2: Types of Law
Lesson 3: Classification of Law
Lesson 4: Conscience as Sources of Ethical Guidance
Lesson 5: Ethics vs Morals
Lesson 6: Legality vs Morality
Chapter 4: Emotional Intelligence
Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence
Lesson 2: Different Models of Emotional Intelligence
Lesson 3: Developing Emotional Intelligence
Chapter 5: The Thoughts of Western Thinkers
Lesson 1: Importance of Philosophy
Lesson 2: Socrates
Lesson 3: Plato
Lesson 4: Aristotle
Lesson 5: Epicureanism
Lesson 6: The Ethical Principles of Stoicism
Lesson 7: Immanuel Kant
Lesson 8: Philosophy of Utilitarian
Chapter 6: Ethical Ideas of Indian Religion
Lesson 1: Ethical Ideas of Hinduism
Lesson 2: Ethical Ideas of Jainism
Lesson 3: Ethical Ideas of Buddhism
Chapter 7: Ethical Ideas of Indian Thinkers
Lesson 1: Ethical ideas of Mahatma Gandhi
Lesson 2: Ethical ideas of Raja Rammohan Roy
Lesson 3: Ethical Ideas of Vivekananda
Lesson 4: Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa
Lesson 5: Rabindranath Tagore
Lesson 6: Chanakya
Lesson 7: Quotes of Chanakya
Chapter 8: Human Values
Lesson 1: Meaning of Human Values
lesson 2: Types of Human Values
Lesson 3: Role of Family in inculcating Human Values
Lesson 4: Role of Society in Shaping Human Values
Lesson 5: Role of Education Institution in Inculcating Values
Chapter 9: Ethical Dilemmas
Lesson 1: Issues of Ethical Dilemmas
Lesson 2: Process of decision making
Lesson 3: Conflict of Ethical Principles
Lesson 4: Ethical Dilemma of Means and Ends
Lesson 5: Prima facia Principle
Case Study 1: An Upright Police Officer
Case Study 2: Dilemma of A Friend
Case Study 3: Dilemma of A Doctor
Case Study 4: A Friend Gone Astray
Case Study 5: Corruption By A Friend
Case Study 6: Helping Son in Board's Exam
Case Study 7: Revision Of Marks For Improving the Rating
Chapter 10: Probity in Governance
Lesson 1: Salient Features of RTI Act
Lesson 2A: Critical Assessment of RTI Act
Lesson 2B: Amendment of RTI Act in 2019
Lesson 3: Conduct Rules for Civil Servants Part - I
Lesson 4: Conduct Rules for Civil Servants Part - II
Lesson 5: Nolan Committee's Ethical Standards
Lesson 6: SARC's Code of Ethics for Public servants
Lesson 7: Code of Conduct for Ministers
Lesson 8: Citizen’s Charter
Lesson 9: Evaluation of Citizen’s charter
Lesson 10: Utilization of Public Funds
Lesson 11: Work Culture
Case Study 1: Dilemma of An Executive Engineer
Chapter 11: Aptitude And Foundational Values For Civil Servants
Lesson 1: Aptitude
Lesson 2: Four Cardinal Virtues for Administrators
Lesson 3: Values of Civil Servants
Lesson 4: Types and Levels of Public Morality
Case Study 1: Broadening of A Narrow Road
Case Study 2: Road Accident of A School Bus
Case Study 3: Bank Loan Default By A Farmer
Chapter 12: Challenges of corruption
Lesson 1: Corruption in Government
Lesson 2: Causes of Corruption
Lesson 3A: Prevention of Corruption Act
Lesson 3B: Amendment of Prevention of Corruption Act in 2018
Lesson 4: The Prevention of Money Laundering Act
Lesson 5: Administrative Structure to Fight Corruption
Lesson 6: Central Bureau of Investigation
Lesson 7: Lokpal
Chapter 13: Attitude
Lesson 1: Classification Of Attitude
Lesson 2: Functions of Attitude
Lesson 3: Development Of Political Attitude
Lesson 4: Hierarchical Structure of Political Attitude
Lesson 5: Ideological Dimensions Of Politics
Lesson 6: Moral Attitude
Lesson 7: Learning Theories of Attitude Change
Lesson 8: Social Influence
Lesson 9: Theory of Persuasion
Chapter 14: Corporate Governance
Lesson 1: Principle of Corporate Governance
Lesson 2: Corporate Governance Provisions in Companies Act
Lesson 3: Corporate Social Responsibility
Chapter 15: Ethical Issues In International Relations & Funding
Lesson 1: International Morality
Lesson 2: John Rawls Concept of Social Justice
Lesson 3: International Funding
Lesson 4: The 2015 UN conference for Sustainable Development
Chapter 16A: Important Questions CSE-2013
Question 1: Ethics and Professional Competence
Question 2: Human Values Universal or Situational
Question 3: Voice and Crisis of Conscience
Question 4A: Need and Greed: Mahatma Gandhi
Question 4B: Power decides character: Abraham Lincoln
Question 4C: Brave men overcome their desires: Aristotle
Question 5: Emotional Intelligence and ethical decisions
Question 6: The Principle of Good of all
Question 7: Politics and Ethics
Chapter 16B: Case Studies CSE-2013
Case Study 1: Dilemma of A PIO
Case Study 2: The Problem of An Executive Engineer
Case Study 3: Child labourer in Shivkashi
Case Study 4: Dilemma of A Chairman
Case Study 5: Dilemma of Sharing Information
Case Study 6: Misconduct of A Top Performing Employee
Chapter 17A: Important Questions CSE-2014
Question 1: All Human Beings Aspire for Happiness
Question 2: Ethics in Public Life
Question 3: Patriotism in civil life
Question 4: Probity in Public Life
Question 5: Integrity and Knowledge
Question 6: Human Beings as an end in themselves
Question 7: Which eminent personality has inspired you the most?
Question 8: Heavy Ethical Responsibility
Question 9: Trust deficit in Society
Question 10: Poverty and Corruption
Question 11: Contrasting Attitude towards Social Problems
Question 12: Accountability in Public Service
Question 13: Sexual Violence against Women
Question 14: Conflict between Development and Environment
Chapter 17B: Case Study CSE-2014
Case Study 1: Advice to A Civil Services Aspirant
Case Study 2: The Challenge of A Civil Servant
Case Study 3: Dilemma of A CEO
Case Study 4: False Complaint Against An Honest Officer
Case Study 5: The Problem of Migration
Chapter 18A: Important Questions CSE-2015
Question 1: Environmental Ethics
Question 2: Difference between different terms
Question 3A: Explanation of Quotations - Part 1/2
Question 3B: Explanation of Quotations - Part 2/2
Question 4: Law and Ethics
Question 5: Trustworthiness and Fortitude in Public Life
Question 6: Social and Economical Values
Question 7: Suggestions to avoid Misuse of RTI, Judiciary, and Media
Question 8: Bureaucratic and democratic attitude
Question 9: Strategies to Control Corruption
Question 10: Role of Ethics to Resolve International Conflicts
Question 11: Conflict of Interest in Public Service
Chapter 18B: Case study CSE-2015
Case Study 1: Appointment of A Dalit Cook
Case Study 2: The Dilemma of A Pharmaceutical Company
Case Study 3: Gatecrash by Union Members
Case Study 4: Disaster at A Pilgrimage
Case Study 5: A School at The Fort
Case Study 6: Girls need no Education
Chapter 19A: Important Questions CSE - 2016
Question 1: Ethics Contributes to Social and Human well-being
Question 2: Impartiality and non-partisanship
Question 3: Governance, good governance, and ethical governance
Question 4: Mahatma Gandhi’s Concept of Seven Sins
Question 5: John Rawls’s concept of Social Justice
Question 6: Public Services Code as recommended by SARC
Question 7: Chanakya’s Quote on Development
Question 8: Social influence and persuasion for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Question 9: Law and Ethics for Civilized Social Existence
Question 10: Undesirable Values Prevalent in India
Question 11: Management of Anger
Question 12: The morality of State Bureaucracy
Chapter 19B: Case Study CSE-2016
Case Study 1: Discharging Toxic Waste in River
Case Study 2: Rehabilitation of Adivasis
Case Study 3: The Difficulty of A Destitute Woman
Case Study 4: A Boss Who Beats His Wife
Case Study 5: Protest Against An MNC
Case Study 6: The Challenges of An NGO
Chapter 20A: Important Questions CSE - 2017
Question 1: Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Question 2: Relevance of Foundation Values for Civil Services
Question 3: Young People Not Joining Politics
Question 4: Test of Integrity
Question 5: CSR Making Companies Profitable
Question 6: Great ambition is the passion of a great character
Question 7: Role of Father, Mother and Teacher
Question 8: Emotional intelligence in administrative practices
Question 9: Pillars of International Relations
Question 10: Narrow perception of the good life
Question 11: Enclaves of Modernity and Prosperity
Question 12: Pitfalls of Discipline
Question 13: Importance of Moral Values and Obligation
Chapter 20B: Case Study CSE-2017
Case Study 1: Merit and Demerit of Corruption
Case study 2: Accident on the day of IAS Interview
Case study 3: Accidental Death of a Drunken Factory Worker
Case study 4: The Dilemma of An Interested Witness
Case study 5: Collapse of An Illegal Building
Case study 6: Stopping the Misuse of RTI Act
Chapter 21A: Important Questions CSE - 2018
Question 1: Basic and Universal values of civil services
Question 2: Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct
Question 3: Principles and Procedures for Public Interest
Question 4: RTI Redefines the Concept of Accountability
Question 5: Actual and Potential Conflicts of Interest
Question 6: Three Qualities for Hiring People
Question 7: Everything is permitted if not prohibited
Question 8: Importance of Means or End
Question 9: Policy Suggestions to Construct Dam in Mountains
Question 10: Process to Resolve Ethical Dilemma
Question 11: More Good than Evil
Question 12: Anger and intolerance
Question 13: Falsehood Takes Place of Truth
Chapter 21B: Case Study CSE-2018
Lesson 1: Helping a Sick Old Man
Lesson 2: Conflict of Interest in A road Project
Lesson 3: Problem of Prohibition
Lesson 4: Closure of a polluting company
Lesson 5: Dilemma of a Tax Collector
Lesson 6: Leaking of data by a former CIA administrator
Chapter 22A: Important Questions CSE - 2019
Question 1: Public Servant and Public Service
Question 2: Utilization of Public Funds
Question 3: Non-Performance of Duty as Corruption
Question 4: Need to Uphold Constitutional Morality
Question 5: Crisis of Conscience in Public Domain
Question 6: Basic Principles of Citizen's Charter
Question 7: Official Secret Act vs RTI
Question 8: Probity in governance
Question 9: How to Make Emotional Intelligence Work For You
Question 10: Meaning of Quotations
Chapter 22B: Case Study CSE-2019
Case Study 1: To Serve or Not to Serve
Case Study 2: Protecting Honest Civil Servants
Case Study 3: Dealing with Sexual Harassment at work place
Case Study 4: Politicization of bureaucracy
Case Study 5: Dealing with Drug Menace
Case Study 6: Institutional Mechanism of Ethics in Civil Services
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Ritu Gautam
 Sir
Kya notes sirf English language mei hi hain?
ASHISH KR. SHARMA
 Sir do we need to remember philosophers name while defining ethics
Devashish Raturi
 Sir Please add option of attachment so we can attach pictures of pages where we attempted question.
ASHWINI MOROKAR
 Sir, i attempt question but where I upload it
ASHWINI MOROKAR
 Answer of first question....
Ethics are principal which guide us about what is good and bad, virtue and vice, wrong and right in daily life situations. Perception of good life is differ for everyone, example for poor people money is source of good life and rich people happiness depends upon material, luxury,different habits like smoking.
In general people perception of life related to Materialistic value. Individual happiness prevail over overall happiness. Prefer short term happiness rather than peacefull mind and soul coexistance. Search happiness, joy, worth of life in outside world. They attach there happiness with material, instrument and many more. Eg. Smoking, having cars, Peter England shirt and money more.
This all are new principal of modern life. Having busy too much are source of important rather than spending time with family aged member.
This all lead to crises of ethical values like happiness if all, purity of soul, peace, joy, goodness in modern time
PRAMA CHOUDHURY
 It's quite understandable.
Naim Hassan Mondal
 Definition of Ethics in the Cambridge dictionary of philosophy:
"The moral principle of a particular tradition, group or individual."
What is the difference between moral and ethics? Can these two words be used interchangeably?
Doubts
Sir in 2018: two questions which were almost same were asked :

Q1 : What does this quotations mean to you in the present context:  “Falsehood takes the place of truth when it results in unblemished common good.”- Tirukkural.
Q2. With regard to the morality of actions, one view is that means is of paramount importance and the other view is that the ends justify the means. Which view do you think is more appropriate? Justify your answer.

Sir should I write almost same ans. for same type of questions OR I should write completely different by using different examples etc.
Sir please review my Question
Q. What does this quotations mean to you in the present context:  “Falsehood takes the place of truth when it results in unblemished common good.”- Tirukkural.
A. This statement states that ends justifies the means. It means that the path or the actions to achieve something doesn't matter if there is a common good or positive effect. the path may be ethical or may be unethical, but no matter of path if the goal is ethical.
For example, DEMONETISATION - However its PATH can be called wrong or unjustified as it violated the fundamental rights of people (against Right to life and Human rights - almost 60 people died, disputes, fights among people etc.). But DEMONETISATION can be justified because its AIM was common good/ethical i.e, to find out the black money.
Similarly recent abolition of Article 370. Its path can be called unethical (as it violates fundamental rights of people (ban internet etc)). But the aim of this move is ethical so can be justified because its aim is economic development, provide better education and health services, connectivity, promote tourism etc. in Jammu and Kashmir. So this decison is justified.
But its not always that ends justifies the means. Many a times ends doesn't justifies the means.
for ex : Media channels use unethical methods or wrong methods (fake news wtc.) to promote their channel and increase T.R.P..In these type of decisions ends doesn't justify the means. Because the aim is not a common good. Its just for personal benefit.
Another example - Political parties use unethical methods for vote bank like giving money, assets, alchohal and drugs etc., to general public. So Ends doesn't justify means in such case

Some great leaders like Chanakya supported that "Ends justifies the means"
Other great leaders like Gandhi supported that "Ends can't justifies the means"

In reality both the methods can be justified or unjustified as per the situation and circumstances prevailing. One should choose that method which achieve the common good (not selfish purpose).
Sir ,
I am a kind of person who believe in helping himself first rather than helping others.(doosro ki jai se pehle khud ki jai kare)

I am a kind of person who believe that I must use the resources first to make my self a better person . I firmly believe i ll keep my self happy , improve myself first because making myself a better person will contribute to nation building . I wont care of helping others if i am not helping myself first . will this make me unethical or selfish or egoist?
please guide sir.
Sir, the valmiki's family is not ready to share his sins . what does this line indicate ? I am not able to understand. what was the point of this line?
“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. they are father, the mother and the teacher.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

Sir as per Hon'ble President Dr. Kalam - three social members play the key role in developing Child's consciousness.

Sir I think ETHICS CAN BE DEVELOPED and for this, WHOLE FAMILY (not only mother and father) play key role. Because sometimes a child is very close to his grandmother or grandfather etc., he learn high ethical values from them. Also ETHICS CAN BE DEVELOPED from OUTSIDERS (other than family members) like Public speakers, authors, successful people and there books, News, Society and Elders in the society etc...etc...
(However MORALS CAN'T BE DEVELOPED LIKE ETHICS)

Sir am I right ? What's your suggestion ?
Sir ,
Please explain under syllabus heading of dimensions of ethics , we have to study different branches of ethics viz. Meta, normative, descriptive, applied or different aspects of ethics like - environment, cyber, professional etc.
1. Sir. Please explain that why people do crime even having knowledge that they should not do such act, justfor their personal benefit ?
2. Why many people give preferance to their personal benefits rather than benefits of others ?
3. How one can build ethical perspective ? I see some highly ethical people who are actually not well educated and have not much knowledge. How these people become much ethical than those who have much knowledge of ethics ?
sir
as you told us about the lower self of human nature :
when we care for our happiness is it unethical to do so? if I do some work only for myself but at the same time I don't do anything wrong as well as good for others is it unethical?
Sir,
You told that people commit sins due to their ignorance and false knowledge, But Dale Carnegie wrote "we all crave appreciation and recognition, and will do almost anything to get it" which is valid everywhere . So, people commit sins eventhough they have right knowledge
eg: Getting corrupted to become richer etc.
When the moral of this lesson is valid ?
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