GS – IV paper of the civil services deals with Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude. When I gave the first attempt of UPSC CSE in 2017, I got only 83 marks in ethics paper. Here is my marksheet:
But when I gave CSE 2021, my marks jumped to 112 in Ethics paper. Here is my current marksheet:
What caused this jump in marks? To a great deal it was about thinking about the ordinary terms like honesty, integrity etc and having a clarity of thought. Since I am working for more than 3 years as a bureaucrat in the GOI, it further added perspective of public service in my thought.
This year, In CSE 2021, I have secured AIR 166 and so I thought of sharing my ethics notes which I gathered in my google docs just 2 weeks before exam to summarise the wandering thoughts in my head.
Note from Tarun
NON – PARTISANSHIP
OPENNESS & TRANSPARENCY
DEDICATION TO PUBLIC SERVICE
COMPASSION FOR WEAKER SECTIONS
A human has just two duties: see your good in all and then pursue that relentlessly no matter how the situations get or whether there is any reward. In the end , there is no reward. All will die. That’s why the process and the experiences you are going through is the reward. If you don’t enjoy it, there is nothing to enjoy at the end.
LAWS & RULES AS SOURCE OF ETHICAL GUIDANCE
ETHICAL ISSUES IN FUNDING
STRENGTHENING MORAL VALUES IN GOVERNANCE
RESOLVING ETHICAL CONCERNS IN PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS
Plato: Allegory of Cave
GANDHI ON WHAT IS TRUTH (From Mkgandhi.org)
GANDHI 7 SINS