Indian Polity: (Vol:1- 3) Indian Polity for IAS Mains

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UPSC Study Material of Indian Polity (Vol:1- 3) for IAS Mains

What is GS SCORE covering in these Polity UPSC Mains notes?

There are three volumes of GS SCORE’s Mains series pertaining to Indian Polity. They have a wide range scope of issues covered making them very valuable study materials for the UPSC CSE Mains examination. They delve into the Indian political, civil and constitutional issues. They have been completely revised and are updated with recent developments. They form a major part of GS Paper-II and can be used in Essay and Optional Paper too.

Volume-I is the Constitutional Framework of India.

It includes in detail about the issues related to:

  • The Constitution – its functions, classification, Constitutionalism, and the separation of powers doctrine.
  • The Constitution of India – Its evolution since ancient and medieval times and the salient features of the present Constitution with the Preamble.
  • The Basic Structure Doctrine – its evolution, the important Supreme Court judgements, and the components of the basic structure.
  • The territory of the Union and the Creation of the states
  • Citizenship: the constitutional provisions, recent legislation, dual citizenship, etc.
  • Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties
  • The Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Amendment provisions and debates
  • Comparative analysis of the Indian Constitution: The separation of power in the USA and the UK and their different constitutional features has been discussed in detail.

Volume-II is the Government Organs in India.

It includes in detail about the issues related to:

  • The Union Executive: The President, the Vice-President, the Prime Minister, and the Council of Ministers.
  • The State Executive: The Governor, the Chief Ministers, and the state council of ministers.
  • The Administration of the Union territories
  • The Union Legislature: The Parliament, its functions, membership, sessions, composition, changes in the election procedure of the Rajya Sabha, Parliamentary privileges, the anti-defection law, etc.
  • The State Legislature: Assembly, Councils, procedure and the comparison of the two houses.
  • Centre-State Relations: Role of the Governor, misuse of A-356, Sarkaria Commission, Punchhi Commission.
  • The Indian Judiciary: The Supreme Court, the High Courts, and the Subordinate Courts. Judicial Review, Judicial activism, and reforms.

Volume-III is the Constitutional and non-Constitutional Bodies. It includes in detail about the issues related to:

  • Political Parties and reforms
  • Representation of People’s Act of 1950 and 1951
  • Pressure Groups
  • Trade Unions in India
  • Corporate lobbying in India
  • Peasant and Farmer Movements
  • Women Movements in India
  • Environmental Pressure Groups
  • Ministries and Departments
  • Constitutional Bodies: Finance Commission, Election Commission, CAG, UPSC, and the Attorney General of India.
  • Statutory Bodies: The Reserve Bank of India, SEBI, IRDA, TRAI, Press Council of India, etc.
  • Quasi-Judicial Bodies: Human Rights Commission, Central and State Information Commission, Consumer Dispute Redressal Agencies, etc.


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