This volume is a wake-up call to Indians to shape their country as an ethical nation. The articles in the compilation have been written by some of the most eminent thinkers and leaders of India in various fields who are known for their commitment to living and working with integrity. It addresses the reasons for the absence of honest, ethical, and transparent dealings in all sections of the society, including legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the government.The compendium not only captures the essence of the conclave but goes beyond it by providing a roadmap for initiatives that can be taken at individual and collective levels to transform India into an upright nationfree from corruption, deception, and opaqueness in decision making.
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About the Author
E Sreedharan, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, is a technocrat, known for completing both the Konkan Railway and Delhi Metro projects within budget and ahead of schedule. He was awarded Padmashree in 2001, Knight of the Legion of Honour by the Government of France in 2005 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008. He is the President of the Foundation for Restoration of National Values.
Bharat Wakhlu is Resident Director, Tata Group. He is an engineer by training with management diplomas from India and France, and has served diverse Tata companies in India and the US for 27 years. He is also the General Secretary of the Foundation for Restoration of National Values and is committed to embedding sustainable, ethical and wholesome practices within value-creating economic activity. He is the author of the book, Total QualityExcellence through Organization-wide Transformation, which has been reprinted several times since it first appeared in 1994 and remains an essential reader for leaders committed to superior performance in their organizations.
Table of ContentsMessage - Swami Bhoomananda TirthaForeword - Ratan N TataPrefaceIntroduction: What Does it Take to Create an Ethical, Value-based Society? - Bharat Wakhlu Igniting the Truth within - Arun Maira Values in Law Enforcement and the Justice System - D R Kaarthikeyan Possible Solutions for Nurturing National Values - A P J Abdul Kalam Public Administration in India: Facing an Ethical Crisis - E Sreedharan The Re-birthing of Indian Society - Father T V Kunnunkal Values versus Institutions: Moving beyond false dichotomy - Jayaprakash Narayan The National Value Crisis and its Redressal - J S Verma Eliminating Corruption and Resolving Conflicts: Essential elements for societal morality - K G Balakrishnan A Case for Institutionalized Probity in Parliament - M N Venkatachaliah The Critical Role of Leadership in Restoring Values - Lal Krishna Advani Making Honesty Cool - Madhu Trehan Designing A Value-based System for Dispensing Justice - N Vittal Nationalize Your Minds and Hearts! - Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha Remembering Our Wholeness - Arun Wakhlu National Values: The ground and goal of administration - Pratyush Sinha Integrity in Law Enforcement: Imperative for gaining people's confidence - Sankar Sen A New National Order Grounded on Values - Somnath Chatterjee The Need for Values in a Democracy - T S Krishna Murthy An Indian Basis for Change - Trilochan Sastry Ethics in Governance: Perspectives from the 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission - Gopal Ganesh