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Thursday, August 22, 2019

GS-II

Polity(Basics of indian constitution):-Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Discuss the possible factors that inhibit India from enacting for its citizen a uniform civil code as provided for in the Directive Principles of State Policy. (2015)
  • Recent directives from Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas are perceived by the ‘Nagas’ as a threat to override the exceptional status enjoyed by the State. Discuss in light of Article 371A of the Indian Constitution.[2013]
  •  To what extent is Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, bearing marginal note “temporary provision with respect to the State of Jammu and Kashmir”, temporary? Discuss the future prospects of this provision in the context of Indian polity.[2016]
  • Discuss each adjective attached to the word ‘Republic’ in the ‘Preamble’. Are they defendable in the present circumstances?[2016]
  •  What was held in the Coelho case? In this context, can you say that judicial review is of key importance amongst the basic features of the Constitution?[2016]
  • Examine the scope of Fundamental Rights in the light of the latest judgement of the Supreme Court on Right to Privacy. (2017)
  • What do you understand by the concept "freedom of speech and expression"? Does it cover hate speech also? Why do the films in India stand on a slightly different plane from other forms of expression? Discuss.(2017)
  •  Starting from inventing the ' basic structure' doctrine, the judiciary has played a highly proactive role in ensuring that India develops into a thriving democracy. In light of the statement, evaluate the role played by judicial activism in achieving the ideas of democracy.[2014]




Polity(The Executive):- Structure,organization,function. Ministries and departments(union and state government)








Polity(The Legislature):-Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges.Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.






Polity(Federalism & local governance):- 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.




Polity(Separation of power):- Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.








Polity(Bodies):-Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various
Constitutional Bodies. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies







Welfare(Policy & scheme):- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and theperformance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the
protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.



welfare(Sectors and services ):- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,Education, Human Resources.Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of
their design and implementation.





Governance(Accountability & E-Governance):-Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications,models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.







Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and
associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Role of civil services in a democracy.



International Relation(Neighbors):- India and its neighborhood- relations.





International Relation( non-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.




International Relation( Institutions,groupings &agreements):-important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.




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