Ethics – Basic Definition

Ethics – Important Definitions from GS-IV

Integrity– quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

Attitude – Settled way of thinking or feeling about something.

Ethics – Moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or conducting of an activity.

Probity – quality of having strong moral principles.

Aptitude – Natural ability to do something.

Impartiality – It’s a principle of justice holding that decisions should be based on the objective criteria rather than on basis of bias, prejudice or preferring the benefit to one person over the another.

Impartiality (also called even-handedness or fair-mindedness) is a principle of justice holding that decisions should be based on objective criteria, rather than on the basis of bias, prejudice, or preferring the benefit to one person over another for improper reasons.

Tolerance – ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviors that one dislikes or disagrees with.

Dedication – quality of being committed to task or purpose.

Value – principles or standards of behavior, one’s judgement of what is important in life.

Empathy– ability to understand and share feelings of another.

Sympathy – pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.

Intelligence – ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.

Emotional Intelligence– capacity to be aware of ,control and express one’s emotions and to handle interpersonal relationship judiciously and emphatically.

Dilemma– a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially one’s that are equally desirable.

Conscience– a person’s moral sense of right or wrong viewed as acting guide to one’s behavior.

Public accountability means the obligation to answer publicly-  to report, to an acceptable standard of answering, for the discharge of responsibilities that affect the public in important ways. It is the obligation to answer to answer for a responsibility conferred.

Corporate governance is the system of rules, practices and processes by which a company is directed and controlled. Corporate governance essentially involves balancing the interests of a company’s many stakeholders, such as shareholders, management, customers, suppliers, financiers, government and the community. #

Transparency – It implies openness, communication and accountability