Polity & Governance


Salient Features of Polity & Governance

Number of Sessions : 45 (90 hours)
Comprehensive Study Material
Regular Assessments  (daily, weekly,monthly)

UPSC Relevance

  • Prelims : Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Mains : General Studies II- Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice.

Syllabus Covered

Constitutional Framework
Historical Background, Constituent Assembly, Salient Features of Indian Constitution, Constitution at a Glance, Preamble, Union & its Territory, Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, DPSP, Fundamental Duties, Amendment to Constitution, Basic Structure Doctrine

System of Government
Parliamentary System, Federal System, Centre - State Relations, Inter - State Relations, Emergency Provisions

Union Executive
President, Vice – President, Prime Minister, Central Council of Ministers, Cabinet Committees

Union Legislative
Parliament, Parliamentary Committees, Parliamentary Forums, Parliamentary Group

State Executive & Legislature
Governor, Chief Minister, State Council of Ministers and State Legislature

Supreme Court, High Court & Subordinate Court

Other Provisions in the Constitution
Special Status of Jammu & Kashmir, Special Provisions for Some States, Panchayati Raj, Municipalities, Union Territories, Scheduled & Tribal Areas,

Constitutional Bodies & Non-Constitutional Bodies

Co-operative Societies, Official Language, Public Services, Tribunals, Special Provisions to Certain Classes, Election, Anti - defection Law, Political Parties & Pressure Groups

Basic Definition, e-governance, Citizens charter, Right to Information, Institutional Framework Against Corruption, Public Service Delivery Mechanisms, Role of civil services in a democracy