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Published in the year 2013, Indian Polity For Civil Services Examinations is a book that provides the readers with insight into important topics that need to be understood by students to clear the civil services examination.
Summary Of The Book
Indian Polity For Civil Services Examinations has been designed to meet the requirements of students preparing for civil service examinations. This book covers the entire syllabus, which civil service aspirants need to understand.
This book has been divided into 11 parts, which include Constitutional Framework, Central Government, System of Government, State Government, Constitutional Bodies, Union Territories And Special Areas, Local Government, Non-Constitutional Bodies, Other Constitutional Dimensions, Political Dynamics, and Working of the Constitution.
The first part of the book deals with the historical background of the constitution, and throws light on fundamental rights, fundamental duties, citizenship, and features of the constitution. The second part deals with the parliamentary system, emergency provisions, special provision for certain states, inter-state relations, and the current status of Jammu & Kashmir. The third part provides insight into the central government by explaining the roles of the President, Prime Minister, and Vice-President. In the fourth part, students are provided detailed information on the state government, explaining the role of the Chief Minister, Governor, state council of ministers, subordinate courts, and high court.
In the fifth part, the readers are provided insight into the Panchayati Raj as well as urban local governments. The sixth part deals with union territories, and scheduled, and tribal areas. In the seventh part, the author throws light on the constitutional bodies, which include the finance commission, election commission, advocate general of the state, special officer for linguistic minorities, national commission for SCs, national commission for STs, and union public service commission.
The eighth part of this book throws light on the planning commission, national human rights commission, state human rights commission, lokpal, and lokayuktas, central vigilance commission, and state information commission. In the ninth part, the readers are provided insight into public services, anti-defection law, tribunals, and special provisions for ST’s, Anglo-Indian’s, minorities, and BC’s. In the tenth part, the readers are also provided insight into national integration, foreign policy, pressure groups, political parties, and elections. The eleventh part deals with the national commission’s plan to examine the constitution’s working.
In this third edition, the author also provides 7 appendices at the end of the book. The appendices cover topics such as table of precedence, definitions under the constitution, constitutional amendments at a glance, subjects of union, state, and concurrent lists, articles of the constitution, and ministries/departments of the central government. This edition of Indian Polity For Civil Services also comes with updated UPSC preliminary, and main question papers as well.
About M. Laxmikanth
M. Laxmikanth is an author, and trainer.
Apart from this book, Laxmikanth has written Governance in India for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination, Indian Polity, and Public Administration.
Laxmikanth completed his master’s degree from Osmania University in 1989. Following that, he started his own coaching academy, Laxmikanth’s IAS. Laxmikanth has a great deal of experience coaching civil service aspirants.
PART I: CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
1. Historical Background
2. Making of the Constitution
3. Salient Features of the Constitution
4. Preamble of the Constitution
5. Union and its Territory
7. Fundamental Rights
8. Directive Principles of State Policy
9. Fundamental Duties
10. Amendment of the Constitution
PART II: SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT
11. Parliamentary System
12. Federal System
13. Centre-State Relations
14. Inter-State Relations
15. Emergency Provisions
16. Special Status of Jammu & Kashmir
17. Special Provisions for Some States
PART III: CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
20. Prime Minister
21. Constitutional Provisions
23. Supreme Court
PART IV: STATE GOVERNMENT
25. Chief Minister
26. State Council of Ministers
27. State Legislature
28. High Court
29. Subordinate Courts
PART V: LOCAL GOVERNMENT
30. Panchayati Raj
31. Urban Local Governments
PART VI: UNION TERRIRORIES AND SPECIAL AREAS
32. Union Territories
33. Scheduled and Tribal Areas
PART VII: CONSTITUTIONAL BODIES
34. Election Commission
35. Union Public Service Commission
36. State Public Service Commission
37. Finance Commission
38. National Commission for SCs
39. National Commission for STs
40. Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
41. Comptroller and Auditor General of India
42. Attorney General and Solicitor General of India
43. Advocate General of the State
PART VIII: NON-CONSTITUTIONAL BODIES
44. Planning Commission
45. National Development Council
46. National Human Rights Commission
47. State Human Rights Commission
48. Central Vigilance Commission
49. Central Information Commission
50. State Information Commission
51. Lokpal and Lokayuktas
PART IX: OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL DIMENSIONS
52. Official Language
53. Public Services
55. Special Provisions for SCs, STs, BCs, Minorities and Anglo-Indian
56. Rights and Liabilities of the Government57. Authoritative Text in Hindi Language
58. Anti-Defection Law
PART X: POLITICAL DYNAMICS
59. Political Parties
61. Pressure Groups
62. National Integration
63. Foreign Policy
PART XI: WORKING OF THE CONSTITUTION
64. National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution
APPENDIX I: Articles of the Constitution
APPENXIX II: Subjects of Union, State and Concurrent
APPENDIX III: Table of Precedence
APPENDIX IV: Oath by the Constitutional and other
APPENDIX V: Definitions under the Constitution
APPENDIX VI: Constitutional Amendments at a Glance
APPENDIX VII: Ministries/ Departments of the Central Government
|Publisher||Tata McGraw - Hill Education|
|Exam||CSAT, Civil Services Mains, Civil Services General|
|Number of Pages||644 Pages|
|Authored By||M Laxmikanth|
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Jun 12, 2014
best for upsc
Apr 4, 2014
Must read for civil services
Mar 24, 2014
An Excellent Book!
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Feb 9, 2014
An Excellent book!
May 31, 2012
INDIAN POLITY BY M LAXMIKANTindian polity is ma second book which im reading for the indian polity part in g.s fo civil service exam ma 1st book was 'our constitution' by subhash c khashyap after reading 'our consitution' ma expectation was modrate with this book before i started reading it. im not over with the book yet but from what i have read till now i can surely say i found this book better than 'our constitution' and when i say this im not critising our constituion' that is wonderful book too. but according to ma level, the language used in indian plity by m laxikanth is much more understandable as he has written … (Expand)
Feb 25, 2013
why its a must book for every civil services aspirant ??A Classic....must for anyone wishing to have details of Indian Constitution.
Feb 27, 2012
Beautifully written bookThe book is written beautifully. A good selection for serious candidates. Best thing is that the book has been segregated in such a manner so as to make revision easy for students.. Also important points have been marked and tabulation and comparing of various topics are done in an impeccable manner.
Oct 5, 2011
A very Great BookI purchased this book and it covers all most all the topics one need to know about Indian Polity for civil Service Exam and the contents were organised in good manner for easy revision. A must needed book for civil service aspirants.
Feb 6, 2012
best polity bookbeing from a non-Arts background i find the subject preety tough. I went through ncert book n then startd reading this book. I wud say its a great book. Easy to understand. N especially the new topics were very helpful. N for flipkart.... Wat to say, this is somewer around the 10th stuffs i brought from u guys n u guys r simply amazing.
Jan 4, 2012
Good Book for UPSC studentsThe book provides concise outlook to the subject. It is a great book for the General Studies section for the Mains exam of UPSC. Apart from that, the book is a best guide for someone who wants know know how our Polity works and something about the constitution.
Jan 20, 2013
nice formatted bookthe book is written in a style which makes it easy going with the readers, segregated into small chapters of pages ranging from just 1 to 49.... it is extremely easy to prepare notes from the book..... the only con not only with this book but with all the McGraw Hill books is that these books are not updated time to time.... i bought the 18th reprint... most probably printed in late 2012 but the book doesnt have any information, whether the previous year questions or anything else from 2009!! what is the use of reprinting the book again n again without updating it?? McGraw Hill shoud pay heed … (Expand)
Jun 23, 2012
The very best!This book is a very easy read and you can go through it very quickly still comprehending and acquiring all that is needed for this section of the mains exam.
Sep 19, 2011
Thank You FlipkartThank You Flipkart. Very prompt and quick delivery
Mar 9, 2012
Great Book....The thing is most of us usually study polity just for examination but aren't really interested in it. This book gives all the concepts in simple understandable and objective language. Another thing is that it is to the point, it does not overwhelm you information that you wont be able to remember anyways. It tell you what you need to know.