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    General Studies Paper II – Syllabus – For IAS Examination.

    General Studies Paper-II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations.Continue Reading General Studies Paper II – Syllabus – For IAS Examination.

    • Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions, and Basic Structure.

    • 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.

    • Separation of Powers between various organs Dispute Redressal Mechanisms and Institutions.

    • Comparison of the Indian Constitutional Scheme with that of Other Countries.

    • Parliament and State Legislatures—Structure, Functioning, Conduct of Business, Powers & Privileges, and Issues Arising out of these.

    • Structure, Organization, and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; Pressure Groups and Formal/Informal Associations and their Role in the Polity.

    • Salient Features of the Representation of People’s Act.

    • Appointment to various Constitutional Posts, Powers, Functions, and Responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

    • Statutory, Regulatory, and various Quasi-judicial Bodies.

    • Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.

    • Development Processes and the Development Industry — the Role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.

    • Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the population by the Centre and States and the Performance of these Schemes; Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions, and Bodies constituted for the Protection and Betterment of these Vulnerable Sections.

    • Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

    • Issues relating to Poverty and Hunger.

    • Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency, and Accountability, E-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; Citizens Charters, Transparency & Accountability and institutional and other measures.

    • Role of Civil Services in a Democracy.

    • India and its Neighborhood- Relations.

    • 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.

    • Important International institutions, agencies, and fora – their Structure, Mandate.


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