ISBN 9789351762478,Indian Polity & Governance 2nd Edition

Indian Polity & Governance 2nd Edition



Arihant Publication

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789351762478

ISBN-10 9351762475


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 223 Pages
Language (English)

Civil service

Magbook as the name suggests offers unique advantage of both magazines and books. Same is the uniqueness of the Magbook series by Arihant which covers the syllabus of General Studies portion of the UPSC and State PCS preliminary examinations.

The present Magbook for Indian polity and governance covers all aspects of Indian polity and governance given in the official syllabus of UPSC. An administrative officer is supposed to be thorough with the detailed and conceptual aspects of Indian polity and governance system, so it has become the essential for UPSC aspirants. This book covering the Indian polity and governance in depth has been divided into 25 chapters namely constitutional development, salient features of Indian constitution, the Preamble, the union and its territory, citizenship, fundamental rights, directive principles of state policy and fundamental duties, union executive, parliament, the judiciary, state government, union-states relations, elections, political parties and pressure groups, public service commissions, languages, emergency provisions, scheduled and tribal areas, panchayats and municipalities, constitutional, statutory, non-statutory institutions, governance, public policy in India, right issues in India, Amendment of the constitution and constitutional provisions regarding UTs, States with special status and tribunals, each containing detailed theory about various aspects of the Indian polity and governance system. The book extensively covers relevant provisions of Indian constitution and political system in a systematic approach. The book incorporates detailed discussion including pros and cons of recently passed and proposed bills as well as in-depth analysis of national and social issues with added emphasis on policy formulation and Implementation and significant judicial pronouncements relevant to various issues articulated therein. The focus topics and the trend of previous years civil services exams questions have been highlighted. Each chapter contains practise exercises which will help the candidates build confidence. At the end of the book five practise sets have also been given to help students self analyse their level of preparation along with subject-wise detailed solutions of previous Years civil services exams questions (2009 - 2013).

As the book contains ample study as well practice material for Indian Polity and Governance along with ample number of previous years solved papers, it is highly recommended for the aspirants of Civil services preliminary examination, state civil services, banking, management and other competitive exams.

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1. Constitutional Development2. Salient Features of Indian Constitution3. The Preamble4. The Union and its Territory5. Citizenship6. Fundamental Rights7. Directive Principles of State Policy and Fundamental Duties8. Union Executive9. Parliament10. The Judiciary11. State Government12. Union - States Relations13. Elections14. Political Parties and Pressure Groups15. Public Service Commissions16. Languages17. Emergency Provisions18. Scheduled and Tribal Areas19. Panchayats and Municipalities20. Constitutional, Statutory, Non - Statutory Institutions21. Governance22. Public Policy in India23. Rights Issues in India24. Amendment of the Constitution25. Constitutional Provisions Regarding UTs, States with Special Status and Tribunals

GlossaryPractice Sets (1 - 5)Previous Years Solved Papers Set 1Previous Years Solved Papers Set 2