IAS Gyan

Daily Mains Mini Test


7th September, 2019

Q1. You are the Director in charge of a Metro Train Project in a city in India, it is your duty to identify the best route for the metro including the location of the metro stations. One day you are approached by a Senior Minister of the State Cabinet requesting you to share with him the ‘Master – plan’ of the metro, which has not yet been made public since the metro  is due for construction in 3 to 4 years from the date. The portfolio of the minister does not make you accountable to his ministry, but he is very close to the Chief Minister and can lay a fatal blow to the directorship of the project if he is denied his request. Answer the following (20 marks, 250 words)

a)      What could be his possible vested interest in procuring the Masterplan of the metro? Explain

b)     What are the major dilemmas in the case?

c)      What are your options in the present case? Give reasons for your answer.