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Q1(b). Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct

Q1(b). Distinguish between ‘code of ethics’ and ‘code of conduct’ with suitable examples. (150 words) 10
 
Answer
Code of ethics and code of conduct are the standards that a group must adhere to, so as to remain the member of an organisation. Code of ethics is a set of principles which influence the judgement while the code of conduct is a set of guidelines that influence employee’s actions.
 
The code of ethics describes the core values of the organisation that guide in decision-making. It includes values like honesty, political neutrality and impartiality which must guide an officer while taking a decision.
 
Code of conduct is the actual set of rules or ethical standards, issued by the organisation that provide do(s) and don’t(s) to govern the actions of a person. All the members of an organization must adhere to these codes, and if a member violates these codes, action may be taken against him. Code of conduct may include provisions like not accepting a gift from a person with whom the organisation does business, and not joining a political party, etc. (164 words)
 
Q1(b). Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct
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