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Polity and Governance
  • Comprehensive Coverage of Polity and Governanceof GS Mains Paper II.
  • It covers recent developments in the area, especially developments related with governance issues.
  • Complete study material covering basic as well as applied part of the topics in lucid language will be provided.SUBTOPIC LISTING
  • Classes are divided in different sessions covering complete syllabus in detail.
  • Answer writing session from the Test Series Archive will be provided.
Basic concepts (Polity)
Session 1

Introductory lecture on Indian Polity. It discusses about basic polity concepts as importance of designing constitution, how its implementation varied between states, role of government, etc.

Session 2

Formation of Indian constitution; features of written and non-written constitution, different Acts which laid foundation of the constitution, features taken from abroad, etc.

Session 3

Debates related to the basic features of the constitution as
(a) Does people enacted the constitution?
(b) Who is sovereign in India?
(c) Ideology during formation of constitution.

Session 4

Transitional Indian society during partition and after independence, changes in Indian society and their demands engraved in the constitution.

Session 5

Preamble — It covers factual information about Preamble, different dimensions as legal in case of SC cases, wider interrelations, amendments related to it, linkage with DPSP.

Session 6

Meaning of Preamble – Sovereignty, Socialist, Republic, Secular and Democratic. Detail description about Secularism.

Session 7

Detail description about Socialism.

Session 8

Detail description about Political, Economic and Social justice.

Session 9

Detail description about Democracy.

Session 10

Constitutional Provisions related to the formation of state, concept of Union and State as stated in Article-1, concept of federalism.

Session 11

State Reorganization Commission Analysis linguistic basis of division of states and its implications, citizenship concept under consolidation.

Session 12

Article-12 defamation of state, debate related to Article 13(2) i.e., laws inconsistent with the constitution, concept of judicial review.

Session 13

Basic structure of the constitution, introduction to concept of fundamental rights and their division. Provision related to Right to Equality.

Session 14

Reasonable restrictions, Article 16, concept of reservation, untouchability Right to Freedom of speech.

Session 15

Detail description about Article 20, concept of ex-post facto laws, preventive detention and its provisions.

Session 16

Discussion about Right to Life and Liberty, different Supreme Court interpretations related to it, debate on issue of capital punishment and right to life.

Session 17

Debate on issues related to Article 21 as Issue of legalization or decriminalization of Prostitution with special reference to govt. effort of ‘rehabilitation of sex workers, provisions related to minorities, minority institutions in the Constitution.

Session 18

Basic information related to Pillars of government – Executive, legislature and judiciary; President – election process, powers, ordinance process, and discretionary powers.

Session 19

Discussion on Pardoning power of the President, Emergency provisions in the Constitution; constitutional remedies for violation of fundamental rights.

Session 20

Issue of President’s rule and its Misuse, Legislative process of passage of Bill, other provisions related to the Parliament.

Session 21

Basic concept of Separation of powers, whip provision, Anti-defection law – basic concept and issues.

Session 22

Powers related to Judiciary, Appellate Jurisdiction, interpretation of the constitution, Collegium system and NJAC.

Session 23

Financial provisions in the constitution, inter-linkage and coordination between Legislature, Judiciary and executive, alternative redressal mechanism – LokAdalat, Administrative Tribunal.

Session 24

Provisions related to the 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments, challenges in implementation of decentralization, Centre-State relations and issues.

Session 25

Centre-state relation – administrative and financial relation, discussion on Judicial Activism.

Basic concepts (GOVERNANCE)
Session 26

Concept of Governance, Policy definition and formulation, concept of Policy process, Role of various actors, Policy Issues - With respect to Education, Health, etc .

Session 27

Development: meaning and scope, models of development, institutional structure of development, Role of various Actors from past to present as Planning commission, finance commission , Nitiaayog, decentralized planning and issues, social audit.

Session 28

New paradigm of development as gender development approaches, national policy for woman 2016, schemes and programmes for women development, analysis of other schemes as Aadhar, Jan DhanYojana, etc.

Session 29

Analysis of government programmes as Smart Cities project, AMRUT, Rurban Mission, Adarsh Gram Yojna, SwachchaBharatAbhiyan, MGNREGA issues, social security for unorganised sector, Atal Pension Yojana.

Session 30

Civil service reforms, Values & principles of bureaucracy & public service, corruptions issues, legal framework, RTI, etc.

Contemporary issues (Polity)
Session 31

Discussion on the pattern of questions asked, answer writing format for scoring better. Contemporary issues related to federalism as demand for new states; voting rights to PIOs and NRI; fundamental rights, criminal defamation, etc.

Session 32

Contemporary issues related to Fundamental Rights Article 15 and 16 as – Reservation movement for OBCs.

Session 33

Contemporary Issues related to the Article 19 as – Censorship on media.

Session 34

Debate on Article 21 as Right to life includes Right to Die; Euthanasia.

Session 35

Right to Equality related to Transgenders. Need for social emancipation, legal rights, etc.

Session 36

Debate of Article 22 and 23 as - related to Preventive detention, Anti-terrorist laws, human trafficking and child labour law.

Session 37

debate on DPSP vs. Fundamental Rights, Judicial review, need for uniform civil code, reform in personal laws, Issue of Triple Talaq.

Session 38

Issues related to President as pardoning power, judicial review in pardoning power, emergency power with respect to President’s Rule, process of appointment of Governor, etc.

Session 39

Power tussle between Judiciary and Legislature which lead to arising of issues related to Tribunal power and functions, NJAC bill. Other issues as judicial accountability, Public Interest Litigation, proposal for National Court of Appeal.

Session 40

Discussion on issues related to Legislature – Use of Money in RajyaSabha election, Frequent Issuing of Ordinance, Anti-Defection Law. Discussion on issues related to Elections – Electoral Reform, proposal of NRI voting, Electoral Role Purifcation, NOTA. Law Commission report on Electoral reform

Session 41

Issues related to Federal Structure in India, changing trend in Union-State relationship, impact of globalization, economic reforms on the centre-state relation.

Contemporary Issues (Governance)
Session 42

Discussion on Second ARC – reform related to Personnel Administration, structural reforms required in bureaucracy.

Session 43

Discussion on Second ARC report related to Citizen Centric Administration, issues in implementation of policies.

Session 44

Grievance Redressal Mechanism in administration, Citizen Charter, issue of corruption.

Session 45

Public Service Reforms, poor implementation of reforms, lack of performance appraisal.

Session 46

Second ARC recommendations on improving E-governance, different forms of e-governance projects, challenges in implementation of e-governance projects.

Session 47

Analysis of recent Acts – Whistleblower Protection act, meaning, objectives of act.

Session 48

7th Pay Commission – Issues and analysis

Session 49

14th Finance Commission – Recommendations and its wide implications.

Session 50

Second ARC report on Ethics in Governance, concept of risk profiling.

Session 51

Concept of Cooperative federalism, transmission from planning commission to NitiAayog, transfer of funds from centre to states, etc.

Session 52

Model Land Leasing Law of NitiAayog, pattern of leasing in India and its lacunaes. Real Estate Act – Issues and challenges. Urban Housing Policy and its importance.

Session 53

Draft National Women Policy, 2016 addressing issues related to violence, livelihood, etc.

Session 54

National Civil Aviation Policy – objectives, main highlights, its implication on Indian economy.

Session 55

Recent Programme and Policies – Financial inclusion programmes, Aadhar role in financial inclusion, Swatchch Bharat Abhiyan, SansadAdarsh Gram Yojana.

Session 56

Miscellaneous topics related to Polity and Governance as – Lodha Committee report, Autonomy of Sports institutions, NamamiGangeProgramme, CAMPA Act.

Test Series Archive
Session 57

Test 1

Session 58

Test 2

Session 59

Test 3

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