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Read the following case let carefully and answer the question that follow

Head of a nation on Nordic region was struggling with the slowing economy on one hand and restless citizens on other hand. In addition, his opponents were doing everything possible to discredit his government. As famous saying goes, ‘there is no smoke without a fire’, it cannot be said that the incumbent government was doing all the right things. There were reports of each acts of consumption had created a lot of problems for the government. It was being alleged that the government has given the right to exploit these public resources at throw away prices to some private companies. Some of the citizens were questioning the government policies in the supreme court as well as in the media. In the midst of all this, the head of the nation called his cabinet colleagues for a meeting on the recent happenings in the country.

He asked his minister of water resources about the bidding process for allocation of rights to up mini hydel power plants. To this, the minister replied that his ministry had followed the laid put polices of the government. Water resources were allocated to those private companies that bid the highest and were technically competent. The minister continues that later on some new companies had shown interest and they were allowed to enter the sector as per the guidelines of the government. This the minister added, the rights at the price set by the highest bidders in the previous round of bidding. After hearing this, the head of nation replied that one would expect the later allocations to be done after a fresh round of bidding. The minister of water resources replied that his ministry had taken permission from the concerned ministries before allocating  the resources to the new companies

Looking at the public unrest and discontent, the government’s anti-corruption branch was entrusted with the task of investigating the matter. Within a week’s time the branch charge sheeted top corporate managers and the minister for wrong doings. Mr Sugan was again asked to identify the guilty. Who should Mr Sugan pick? 

(a)

Only corporate mangers

(b)

Only the minister

(c)

Only the head of the nation

(d)

All of the above


Question ID - 53173 | Toppr Answer

Read the following case let carefully and answer the question that follow

Head of a nation on Nordic region was struggling with the slowing economy on one hand and restless citizens on other hand. In addition, his opponents were doing everything possible to discredit his government. As famous saying goes, ‘there is no smoke without a fire’, it cannot be said that the incumbent government was doing all the right things. There were reports of each acts of consumption had created a lot of problems for the government. It was being alleged that the government has given the right to exploit these public resources at throw away prices to some private companies. Some of the citizens were questioning the government policies in the supreme court as well as in the media. In the midst of all this, the head of the nation called his cabinet colleagues for a meeting on the recent happenings in the country.

He asked his minister of water resources about the bidding process for allocation of rights to up mini hydel power plants. To this, the minister replied that his ministry had followed the laid put polices of the government. Water resources were allocated to those private companies that bid the highest and were technically competent. The minister continues that later on some new companies had shown interest and they were allowed to enter the sector as per the guidelines of the government. This the minister added, the rights at the price set by the highest bidders in the previous round of bidding. After hearing this, the head of nation replied that one would expect the later allocations to be done after a fresh round of bidding. The minister of water resources replied that his ministry had taken permission from the concerned ministries before allocating  the resources to the new companies

Looking at the public unrest and discontent, the government’s anti-corruption branch was entrusted with the task of investigating the matter. Within a week’s time the branch charge sheeted top corporate managers and the minister for wrong doings. Mr Sugan was again asked to identify the guilty. Who should Mr Sugan pick? 

(a)

Only corporate mangers

(b)

Only the minister

(c)

Only the head of the nation

(d)

All of the above

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Answer Key : (d) -

Corporate managers, the minister and the head of the nation all are responsible for the issue, as the one who disburses the responsibility is held equally responsible to the one who is fulfilling it.



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