Mitras Ethics Case Study

In a state in India, government officials are regularly denying poor, illiterate workers, their statutory minimum wage under a government scheme ensuring a minimum level of employment for them.

The actual quantity of work done is being routinely under-measured. False entries in employment registers with bogus names, is enabling project foremen to pocket the payments. Other malpractices including inflated estimates for public works projects, use of poor quality materials, and over billing by suppliers are being followed.

What can be done to resolve this problem?

List effective measures that can be taken to plug such loopholes.

20 marks / 250 words.


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