Ethics in Public Administration: Bangladesh Perspective

Md Zakir Hossain


Ethics is a branch of Philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct with respect to the rightness or wrongness of certain actions. This study aims to oversee the implications of the basic principles of ethics for public administration in the context of different religion and discuss the impact on different administration which in turn acts as the determinants of ethics in public administration. This article also illustrated several concepts of ethics and administration. One of the most important areas of applied ethics is “Administrative ethics” which implies general moral rules to specific sphere of human relations. It involves the application of moral principles to the conduct of officials in organizations. Religion is the pre-stage of ethics and morality. All kind of religion emphasis on ethics in every sector of life; without religious practice ethics is meaningless. This article also tried to outline the situation of ethics in various sectors of Bangladesh administration, especially ethics in civil service, education, health, and banking sector. Finally, this paper suggests the ways to eradicate corruption and unethical behavior in administration.

Aus. J. Law. Ethi & Gov. Vol 3(1), April 2017, P 11-17


Ethics; Public Administration; Ethics and Morals; Bangladesh

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