The section on General Studies Indian Polity & Administration has been thoroughly revised and covers all the important and latest events and amendment to the Constitution such as Goods and Services Tax. Initiatives on reforming administrative structure such as the formation of NITI Aayog and other important bills passed by the Parliament have been elaborately incorporated in it. It broadly includes discussions on the Indian Constitution, Elections of the President & the Vice President, their powers; the Supreme Court, High Courts and our judicial framework; Election Commission, elections & electoral reforms, Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Indian Democracy; besides Digital India & E-Governance etc.
This section thoroughly analyses constitutional framework of the present day and political system in India, its evolution and developments during the last seventy years, as a continuous process to suit arising exigencies. Descriptions regarding government interventions in the socio-economic development processes in the country have been interestingly elucidated. The growth of civil society in governance processes and the way it has influenced policy making in recent years in successful functioning of democracy has also been included
General Studies Indian Polity & Administration is comprehensive in scope but precise and systematic in presentation and easy to understand. It is primarily designed for the UPSC Civil Services aspirants and would prove fruitful for the General Studies paper as well as for certain optional subjects that require a understanding of Indian polity. It would be of great help to candidates appearing for other competitive examinations and for those who otherwise take interest in and seek information on the Indian political system, Indian Polity and Administration.
General Studies Indian Polity & Administration broadly takes into account salient features of the constitution, federal system, preamble, union territories and states, citizenship, fundamental rights, directive principles of state policy, fundamental duties; union executive, union legislature, state executive, state legislatures, local governments, cooperative societies, relations between the union and the states, property, right to property, freedom of trade, commerce, services under the union and the states, public service commissions, official language, emergency provisions, amendment to the constitution, defections - tenth schedule, special provisions relating to certain classes, delegated legislation, natural justice, public interest litigation and other related topics. We expect our students will fully utilize the compilation as a source of knowledge as well as enlightenment.