Examples of Ethics (18th September) – PuuchoIAS

GS Paper 4

 Syllabus: Applications of Ethics


Example 1: Ayushman Bhav Campaign


Source: IE

  It is a health campaign (part of Ayushman Bharat scheme), aimed at improving healthcare services and promoting well-being across the country.

Ethical Value Description
Inclusivity The campaign’s primary goal is to provide inclusive healthcare services to all individuals, irrespective of their geographic location or financial situation.
Comprehensive Care Ayushman Bhav represents a shift towards a more comprehensive and demand-driven healthcare approach. This reflects the ethical value of holistic care.
Accountability The campaign promotes social accountability within the healthcare system through initiatives like Ayushman Sabhas.
Community Engagement Ayushman Melas and the transformation of villages and urban wards into Ayushman Gram Panchayats or Ayushman Urban Wards encourage community engagement. This reflects the ethical value of involving communities in decision-making and healthcare initiatives, following the principle of “Jan Bhandari se Jan Kalyan.”
Equity and Access It strives to bridge gaps and ensure that healthcare services are available to all, regardless of their circumstances.


Example 2: Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) 2023 campaign


Source: PIB

The government has launched the Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) 2023 campaign. This pan-India campaign, celebrated from September 15 to October 2, is organized by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, the Ministry of Jal Shakti, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.


Ethical Values Description
Voluntarism The campaign encourages voluntary participation in cleanliness drives, reflecting community engagement and solidarity.
Welfare Emphasis on the welfare of SafaiMitras (sanitation workers) demonstrates care for vulnerable individuals in society.
Ownership Mobilizing youth to take sustained ownership of cleanliness reflects a sense of responsibility towards public spaces and the environment.
Solidarity The campaign promotes unity and collective action for a common goal, fostering a sense of solidarity among participants.
Empowerment Organizing welfare camps for sanitation workers (SafaiMitra Suraksha Shivir) aims to empower them by improving their well-being and quality of life.
Convergence Coordinating with various ministries to extend entitlements of welfare benefits demonstrates collaboration and inclusivity.
Environmental Ethics The theme “Garbage Free India” underscores a commitment to environmental ethics and sustainable practices.

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