Paper-II of General Studies Mains and Indian Polity Part of Prelims are part of our milestones 4, 5 and 6 to be completed tentatively by 25 April 2016. We have started working and updating the modules with aim to finish the entire GS Paper-II by the given date. This page will be frequently updated as we put links of new documents here.
- Module-1: Constituent Assembly, Parts, Schedules, Sources and Preamble
- Module-2: Union & Its Territory, Citizenship
- Module-3: Fundamental Rights, DPSP and Fundamental Duties
- Module-4: Union Legislature and Executive
- Module-5: States and Union Territiores
- Module-6: Union and State Judiciary
- Module-7: Local Bodies, Cooperatives, Scheduled and Tribal Areas
- Module-8: Constitutional Bodies, Amendment, Emergency Provisions, Article 370, Services, Official Languages
- Module-9: Special Provisions and Important Facts
- Module-10: Important Non-constitutional and Statutory Bodies
List of Tentative Modules for Mains
The below list is tentative, some documents would be readjusted as we work on them.
- Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
- Module-1: Constitution of India: Historical Underpinnings and Evolution
- Module-2: Analysis of Key Features & Provisions of Constitution India-1
- Module-3: Analysis of Key Features & provisions of Constitution of India-2
- Module-4: Important Amendments of Constitution and their implications
- Module-5: The Basic Structure Doctrine
- Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
- Module-6: Functions and Responsibilities of Union and States and Seperation of Powers
- Module-7: Federalism in India-Issues and Challenges
- Module-8: Devolution of Power and Finance in India: Various Issues
- Module-9: Dispute Redressal Mechanisms and Institutions.
- Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
- Module-10: Comparison of Indian Constitution with other Countries
- Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
- Module-11: Various Issues Related to Legislature
- Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Department of the Government
- Module-12: Ministries and Departments.
- Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
- Module-13: Pressure Groups and Formal / Informal Associations
- Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
- Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
- Module-15: Various Issues regarding Constitutional, Statutory, Regulatory and Quasi-judicial Bodies.
- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
- Module-16: Government Policies and Interventions
- Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
- Module-17: Development Industry
- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
- Module-18: Analysis of welfare Schemes by Government – Social Sector
- Module – 19: Analysis of welfare schemes by Government – Public Health
- Module -20: Analysis of Welfare Schemes by Government – Education and Human Resources
- Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
- Module-21: Issues Related to Poverty and Hunger
During this milestone, GKToday will cover the below part of your GS Paper-II
- Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
- Module-22: Important Aspects of Governance in India
- Role of civil services in a democracy.
- Module-23: Role of Civil Services
- India and its neighborhood- relations.
- Module-24: India’s Foreign Policy and Its Neighbors
- Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate
- Module 25:International Organizations