More Details about UPSC IAS Civil Service (Mains) Examination: Indian Polity and Constitutional Issues

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Author(s)Dr Kumud Ranjan Singh
PublisherArihant Publications
Publish YearJanuary 2015


Thorough knowledge of the subjects opted for in the mains examination is required to beat others and make a mark in the Civil Services Mains Examination. This book has been designed to cater to the needs of the aspirants by adopting a more pragmatic approach and dealing with the theoretical as well as dynamic themes attached with the subject. Indian Polity and Constitutional Issues has been specially designed for the aspirants of Civil Services Mains Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as well as different State Public Service Commissions. The present book has been divided into 30 chapters namely Introduction, Landmarks in the Constitutional Development in India, Constitutionalism in India, Salient Features of the Constitution, The Preamble, The Union and its Territory, Citizenship, Rights Issues, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties, The Union Executive, Parliament, The Judiciary, The State Executive, The State of Jammu and Kashmir, The Union Territories and Tribal Areas, Indian Federal Structure, Grassroot Democracy, Constitutional/Non-Constitutional Institutions, Emergency Provisions, Political Parties, Services under the Union and the States, Official Language, Freedom of Trade, Commerce and Intercourse, Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes, Public Grievances and Redressal Mechanism, From Governance to Good Governance, The Institutions of Lokpal & Lokayukta and Disasters Management in India. The present book covers the latest developments & trends in Indian Polity on the basis of the latest examination trends. The book is highly beneficial for the aspirants who have opted for Public Administration and Political Science & International Relations as their optional papers. Also additional information is provided throughout the text in the form of boxed information. Separate sections have been given for Long Answer Type Questions and Short Answer Type Questions on the chapters covered in the book. The book also contains previous years’ Civil Services Examination questions with detailed answers to familiarize the candidates with the recent trend of questions asked. Six appendixes containing other useful information like Subjects under Union, State and Concurrent List, Indian Constitution At a Glance, etc have also been included at the end of the book.