Restoring Values: Keys to Integrity, Ethical Behaviour and Good Governance

Restoring Values: Keys to Integrity, Ethical Behaviour and Good Governance



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Restoring Values: Keys to Integrity, Ethical Behaviour and Good Governance by E Sreedharan

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 nation—free from corruption, deception, and opaqueness in decision making.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788132104759
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/13/2010
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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 Quality—Excellence 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 Contents

Message - Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha
Foreword - Ratan N Tata
Introduction: 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

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