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.
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
11. Basic Structure of the Constitution
System of Government
12. Parliamentary System
13. Federal System
14. Centre–State Relations
15. Inter-State Relations
16. Emergency Provisions
19. Prime Minister
20. Central Council of Ministers
21. Cabinet Committees
23. Parliamentary Committees
24. Parliamentary Forums
25. Supreme Court
27. Chief Minister
28. State Council of Ministers
29. State Legislature
30. High Court
31. Subordinate Courts
32. Special Status of Jammu & K ashmir
33. Special Provisions for Some States
34. Panchayati Raj
Union Territories and Special Areas
36. Union Territories
37. Scheduled and Tribal A reas
38. Eection Commission
39. Union Public Service Commission
40. State Public Service Commission
41. Finance Commission
42. National Commission for SC s
43. National Commission for ST s
44. Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
45. Comptroller and Auditor General of India
46. Attorney General of India
47. Advocate General of the State
48. Planning Commission
49. National Development Council
50. National Human Rights Commission
51. State Human Rights Commission
52. Central Information Commission
53. State Information Commission
54. C entral Vigilance Commission
55. Central Bureau of Investigation
56. Lokpal and Lokayuktas
Other Constitutional Dimensions
57. Co-operative Societies
58. Official Language
59. Public Services
61. Rights and Liabilities of the Government
62. Authoritative Text of the Constitution in Hindi L anguage
63. Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes
64. Political Parties
66. Electoral Reforms
67. Anti-Defection Law
68. Pressure Groups
69. National Integration
70. Foreign Policy
Working of the Constitution
71. National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution
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