I am pleased to place before the readers a thoroughly revised, enlarged and updated edition of this widely read book on Indian Polity.
In 2011 and 2013, the UPSC changed the pattern and syllabus of the preliminary and main examinations, respectively. In both the changes, the scope of Indian Polity has been considerably increased. Hence, this new edition of the book is more relevant now and is aimed to meet the expanded need of the aspirants. In the course of revision and updation of this edition of the book, the various new developments related to the subject like recent constitutional amendments, parliamentary legislations, executive decisions and supreme court judgments have been taken into account.
Changes in this Edition:
1. Addition of 8 new chapters.
2. Addition of new appendices.
3. Inclusion of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 preliminary questions with answers.
4. Inclusion of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 mains questions.
5. Updation of the year – wise break-up of the UPSC questions in the preliminary and main examinations.
6. Inclusion of additional updated information on a number of topics.
7. List of Articles included at the end of each chapter.
8. New items included in various chapters.
1. Basic Structure of the Constitution
2. Cabinet Committees
3. Parliamentary Committees
4. Parliamentary Forums
5. Central Bureau of Investigation
6. Cooperative Societies
7. Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes
8. Electoral Reforms
1. Flag Code of India
2. Allied Amending Acts at a Glance
3. Model Code of Conduct Relating to Elections
I firmly believe that is now a very comprehensive and updated manual. It is a matter of immense satisfaction that the previous three editions of this book have received an overwhelming response from readers. I am confident that readers would continue to repose their faith in this edition as well.
Constructive comments and concrete suggestions to further improve the book are welcome and shall be gratefully acknowledged.
|Part I Constitutional Framework|
|2||Making of the Constitution||2-7|
|3||Salient Features of the Constitution||3-12|
|4||Preamble of the Constitution||4-7|
|5||Union and its Territory||5.1-5.7|
|8||Directive Principles of State Policy||8.1-8.10|
|10||Amendment of the Constitution||10.1-10.4|
|11||Basic Structure of the Constitution||11.1-11.2|
|Part II System of Government|
|Part III Central Government|
|20||Central Council of Ministers||20.1-20.7|
|Part IV State Government|
|28||State Council of Ministers||28.1-28.5|
|32||Special Status of Jammu & Kashmir||32.1-32.7|
|33||Special Provisions for Some States||33.1-33.5|
|Part V Local Goverment|
|Part VI Union Territories and Special Areas|
|37||Scheduled and Tribal Areas||37.1-37.3|
|Part VII Constitutional Bodies|
|39||Union Public Service Commission||39.1-39.4|
|40||State Public Service Commission||40.1-40.4|
|42||National Commission for SCs||42.-42.2|
|43||National Commission for STs||43.1-43.3|
|44||Special Officer for Linguistic minorities||44.1-44.2|
|45||Comptroller and Auditor General of India||45.1-45.4|
|46||Attorney General of India||46.1-46.2|
|47||Advocate General of the State||47.1-47.2|
|Part VIII Non-Constitutional Bodies|
|49||National Development Council||49.1-49.2|
|50||National human Rights Commission||50.1-50.4|
|51||State Human Rights Commission||51.1-51.3|
|52||Central Information Commission||52.1-52.3|
|53||State information Commission||53.1-53.3|
|54||Central Vigilance Commission||54.1-54.4|
|55||Central Bureau of Investigation||55.1-55.3|
|56||Lokpal and Lokayuktas||56.1-56.7|
|Part IX Other Constitutional Dimebsions|
|61||Rights and Liabilities of the Government||62.1-61.2|
|62||Authoritative Text of the Constitution in Hindi Language||62.1-62.2|
|63||Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes||63.1-63.4|
|Part X Political Dynamics|
|Part XI working of the constitution|
|71||National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution||71.3-71.15|
|Appendix I||Articles of the Constitution||AI.1-AI.9|
|Appendix II||Subjects of Union, State and Concurrent Lists||AII.1-AII.4|
|Appendix III||Table of Precedence||AIII.1-AIII.4|
|Appendix IV||Oath by the Constitutional and Other Authorities||AIV.1-AIV.3|
|Appendix V||Definitions Under the Constitution||AV.1-AV.2|
|Appendix VI||Constitutional Amendments at a Glance||AVI.1-AVI.9|
|Appendix VII||Allied Amending Acts at a Glance||AII.1-AVII.4|
|Appendix VIII||Model Code of India||AVIII.1-AVIII.4|
|Appendix IX||Flag Code of India||AVII.1-AVIII.3|
|Appendix X||Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Prime Ministers, etc.||AIX.1-AIX.7|
|Appendix XI||UPSC Questions on Indian Polity (General Studies – Prelims)||AXI.1-AXI.30|
|Appendix XII||Practice Questions on Indian Polity (General Studies-Prelims)||AXII.1-AXII.28|
|Appendix XIII||UPSC Questions on Indian Polity (General Studies - Mains)||AXIII.1-AXIII.8|
|Appendix XIV||Practice Questions on Indian Polity (General Studies - Mains)||AXIV.1-AXIV.2|
Item Code: NAK020 Author: M Laxmikanth Cover: Paperback Edition: 2014 Publisher: McGraw Hill Education Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 9781259064128 Language: English Size: 10 inch x 7.5 inch Pages: 652 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 925 gms