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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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