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Probity in Governance

• Concept of Public Service
• Philosophical basis of Governance and Probity
• Information Sharing, Transparency and Right to Information
• Flaws in RTI and recommendations for improvement
• Importance of vigilant citizens
• Information sharing and participation
• Importance of Code of ethics
• Use of Code of ethics
• Code of Ethics in Professions
• Code of Conduct for Ministers; for Legislators; for Civil Servants; for Regulators and for the Judiciary
• Components of a Citizen Charter
• Steps in formulation of a Citizen’s Charter
• Concept of Work Culture
• The Indian Approach to Work
• Methods of improving Work Culture
• Quality of Service Delivery
• Utilisation of Public Funds
• Problems in Fund Release and Utilization
• Parliamentary Control on Expenditure
• Corruption in India: extent, dimension, and response
• Corruption as a social evil
• Probity in public life
• Corrupt practice among civil servants and official misconduct
• Exposing corruption: Civil Society initiatives and role of Whistleblower Act
• Tackling corruption: Role of government and institutions of governance
• Controlling corruption: Various approaches and efficacy

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