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Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations (English) 3rd Edition

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Author: M Laxmikanth
Language: English
Length: 644 pages
Publisher: Tata McGraw - Hill Education
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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.

Table of Contents

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
6. Citizenship
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

18. President
19. Vice-president
20. Prime Minister
21. Constitutional Provisions
22. Parliament
23. Supreme Court

PART IV: STATE GOVERNMENT

24. Governor
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
54. Tribunals
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
60. Elections
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
Lists
APPENDIX III: Table of Precedence
APPENDIX IV: Oath by the Constitutional and other
Authorities
APPENDIX V: Definitions under the Constitution
APPENDIX VI: Constitutional Amendments at a Glance
APPENDIX VII: Ministries/ Departments of the Central Government

Specifications of Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations (English) 3rd Edition (Paperback)

Book Details
Publisher Tata McGraw - Hill Education
Exam CSAT, Civil Services Mains, Civil Services General
ISBN-10 0070153167
Edition 3rd Edition
Number of Pages 644 Pages
Publication Year 2009
Language English
ISBN-13 9780070153165
Binding Paperback
Contributors
Authored By M Laxmikanth

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