IASbaba’s Think Learn Perform (TLP – Phase 1) 2022 – UPSC Mains Answer General Studies Paper 4 Questions [8th April, 2022] – Day 68

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Hello Everyone, 

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1. You are posted as the secretary of the education department in a state. The state government has just launched a scheme for awarding scholarships to meritorious students to pursue higher education abroad. The undergraduate students having exceptional academic record would be awarded hundred percent tuition fees and living expenses at a university abroad. You are heading a committee of bureaucrats and academicians that will shortlist the candidates after scrutinising their academic performance. While going through the list of candidates you realise that one of the candidates applying for the scholarship happens to be the daughter of your best friend. Her academic credentials are really good and there are high chances of her getting this scholarship.

Do you see a conflict of interest here? Discuss. Is there a way to address this conflict? If yes, what are the alternatives available? Examine. 

आप एक राज्य में शिक्षा विभाग के सचिव के रूप में तैनात हैं। राज्य सरकार ने हाल ही में मेधावी छात्रों को विदेश में उच्च शिक्षा प्राप्त करने के लिए छात्रवृत्ति प्रदान करने की योजना शुरू की है। असाधारण अकादमिक रिकॉर्ड रखने वाले स्नातक छात्रों को विदेश में एक विश्वविद्यालय में शतप्रतिशत ट्यूशन फीस और रहने के खर्च से सम्मानित किया जाएगा। आप नौकरशाहों और शिक्षाविदों की एक समिति का नेतृत्व कर रहे हैं जो उम्मीदवारों के अकादमिक प्रदर्शन की जांच के बाद शॉर्टलिस्ट करेगी। उम्मीदवारों की सूची के माध्यम से जाने पर आपको पता चलता है कि छात्रवृत्ति के लिए आवेदन करने वाले उम्मीदवारों में से एक आपके सबसे अच्छे दोस्त की बेटी है। उसकी अकादमिक साख वास्तव में अच्छी है और उसे यह छात्रवृत्ति मिलने की बहुत अधिक संभावना है।

क्या आप यहां हितों का टकराव देखते हैं? चर्चा करें। क्या इस संघर्ष को दूर करने का कोई तरीका है? यदि हां, तो क्या विकल्प उपलब्ध हैं? जांच करें।

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