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INTRODUCTION:

      • The current case involves the study of feasibility of construction of a school at a plot. A visit to the site highlights some issues and possible vested interests in the acquisition of the plot.

The vested interests of the concerned parties in the case are as described below:

    • 1).My predecessor - The following issues in the case exhibit that some vested interests in the form on kickbacks etc exist for this party-
        Land acquired without addressing issues of remoteness from village, damage to a heritage site, high development costs of the school at the plot concerned
        Personal relations with the Sarpanch of the village panchayat
    • 2).Sarpanch of the village:The following issues in the case exhibit that some vested interests in the form on kickbacks etc exist for this party-
        Land being acquired from panchayat at nominal cost
        Damage to heritage monument
        Inconvenience for children if school is built at the plot
    • 3). 2 authorities giving clearance certificate to the plot for construction of school -The following issues in the case exhibit that some vested interests in the form on kickbacks etc exist for this party-
        Land acquired without addressing issues of remoteness from village, damage to a heritage site, high development costs of the school at the plot concerned
    • 4.My senior - It is a possibility that my senior may have vested interests as there are serious issues unaddressed in the aquisition
  • Analysis of the options available alongwith merits and demerits of these actions is as follows:

    1.Option 1- You can wait for the officer and let him take a decision

    Merits Demerits
    Following lines of authority Shows lack of initiative
    Enable consultation with senior; he may have a different viewpoint or more facts on the case Lack of courage; Shedding responsibility
    Involving senior on the case prevents any personal peril that may happen due to parties with vested interests Senior may have vested interests

    2.You can seek his advice in writing or on phone

    Merits Demerits
    Following lines of authority Senior may have vested interests
    Enable consultation with senior; he may have a different viewpoint or more facts on the case; helps bring in institutional memory May lead to the issues being unaddressed
    Involving senior on the case prevents any personal peril that may happen due to parties with vested interests My duty obligations would be unfulfilled if school is built without addressing the issues at hand

    3.You can consult your predecessor, colleagues and then decide what to do.

    Merits Demerits
    Enable consultation with predecessor, colleagues; they may have a different viewpoint or more facts on the case Predecessor, colleagues etc may have vested interests and stall my efforts to get issues addressed
    Will help check if the issues at hand are indeed as relevant as they seem May lead to the issues being unaddressed; duty obligations unaddressed

    4. You can find out if there is an alternate plot to be got in exchange and then send a comprehensive report

    Merits Demerits
    Will help highlight all the issues at hand; fulfil my duty obligations Not just checking irregularities but suggesting an alternative May involve personal peril that may happen due to parties with vested interests Not consultation with senior; bypassing authority to some extent
    Once issues are highlighted in a comprehensive report they can’t be brushed aside without adequate measures May lead to delay in school project

    5.Suggested option: Take advise from senior over phone/written and send a comprehensive report

    Merits Demerits
    Will help highlight all the issues at hand; fulfil my duty obligations Not just checking irregularities but suggesting an alternative Senior may have vested interests
    Once issues are highlighted in a comprehensive report they can’t be brushed aside without adequate measures May lead to the issues being unaddressed
    Following lines of authority May lead to delay in school project
    Enable consultation with senior; he may have a different viewpoint or more facts on the case; helps bring in institutional memory  
    Involving senior on the case prevents any personal peril that may happen due to parties with vested interests  
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