Concept of Rit (Rta) & Rin (Rna)

Rta and Rna in Ancient Indian Philosophy

The ancient Indian sources of knowledge are Vedas, which consist of Samhitas, Brahmanas and Aranyakas. Among the Samhitas, Rigveda Samhita is the oldest and serves as a source for rest of the vedic literature. Rita (Rit | Rta) is the most dominant ethical concept in the Rigveda. It is considered as the origin of Indian ethical thought. Rit/ Rita / Rta As enshrined in Rigveda, Rit is a universal order, both cosmic and moral. Continue Reading

Ethics: Basic Concepts, Difference between Ethics and Morality

Administrative Ethics

Ethics is an integral aspect of public administration. A public servant is required to question and reflect on his/her action to be able to act responsibly. Ethics provides the basis on how one  needs to make decisions and lead their lives. The term “ethics”  is derived from the Greek word ethos which can mean custom, habit, character or disposition. Definition of Ethics Ethics is defined as set of standards that society places Continue Reading

Code of Ethics for Civil Servants in India

Code of Ethics for Civil Servants in India

Code of Ethics are adopted by organizations (both public as well as private) to assist members in understanding the difference between ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ and in applying this understanding to their decisions. Defintion of Code of Ethics: Code of Ethics is a set of guidelines issued by an organization to its employees to guide them  to conduct their actions in accordance with its primary values and ethical standards. Code of Continue Reading

Code of Conduct for Civil Servants

A code of conduct is a set of rules & regulations that outline the standards, responsibilities, proper practices for, an individual, party or organisation. The code of conduct for civil servants specifies the clear principles as to what the Government expects from its employees. It should be noted that code of conduct rules apply to both official AND personal life of the civil servants. Definition: Code of Conduct for Civil Servants Code Continue Reading

Emotional Intelligence- Introduction

Emotional Intelligence, RAS 2018, UPSC Paper 4, GS, Ethics

Aristotle wrote about Emotional Intelligence in 325 BC. In 1995, Daniel Goleman wrote the “Emotional Intelligence – Why it can matter more than IQ” which became a best seller and the reason behind popularity of the term Emotional intelligence. In simple terms, Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. Emotional Intelligence: Defintion Emotional intelligence (EI), refers to the ability to perceive, control and Continue Reading