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Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations

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Book Summary of Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations

The third edition of Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations, published by Tata McGraw Hill gives the reader a comprehensive insight into the Indian political system. The book covers all aspects that a civil services aspirant would require. The book is divided into three parts. Part I of the book basically deals with India's constitutional framework. It focuses on the history with regard to the making of the Constitution, its features, the fundamental rights and duties as well as amendments made to the constitution.

Part II of the book takes an in depth look into the system of government in the country. The chapters in this section highlight the parliamentary and federal system in the country, centre-state relations and the emergency provisions. The special status of Jammu and Kashmir and special provisions made to some other states are also detailed here.

Part III, IV and V charts out in detail the various decision making bodies in the three levels of government – Central, State and Local. The remaining sections of the book focus attention on the Union Territories and various constitutional bodies like the Election Commission and the Union Public Service Commission.

The updated version of the book includes ten new chapters and four new appendices. Keeping in view the interest of students appearing for the Civil Services examination, the new edition has updated the UPSC preliminary as well as main question papers. The list of tables has also been revised to include the latest figures and the format is extremely readable.

About the Author
M Laxmikanth is a seasoned hand at coaching civil servant aspirants. He did his post graduation in political science from Osmania University in 1989. Later, he set up a coaching academy, Laxmikanth's IAS, which proved to be extremely successful. His experience and expertise in the field of coaching IAS aspirants helped him write the book in a lucid and comprehensive manner.

Table Of Contents

Part I - Constitutional Framework

1. Historical Background
2. Making of the Constitution
3. Salient Features of the Constitution
4. Preamble of the Constitution
5. Union and Its Territory
6. Citizenship
7. Fundamental Rights
8. Directive Principles of State Policy
9. Fundamental Duties
10. Amendment of the Constitution

Part II - System of Government

11. Parliamentary System
12. Federal System
13. Centre- State Relations
14. Inter-State Relations
15. Emergency Provisions
16. Special Status of Jammu & Kashmir
17. Special Provision for Some States

Part III Central Government

18. President
19. Vice-President
20. Prime Minister
21. Central Council of Ministers
22. Parliament
23. Supreme Court

Part IV State Government

24. Governor
25. Chief Minister
26. State Council of Ministers
27. State Legislature
28. High Court
29. Subordinate Courts

Part V Local Government

30. Panchyati Raj
31. Urban Local Governments

Part VI Union Territories and Special Areas

32. Union Territories
33. Scheduled and Tribal Areas

Part VII Constitutional Bodies

34. Electrion Commission
35. Union Public Service Commission
36. State Public Service Commission
37. Finance Commission

Details of Book: Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations (BSID:71129)

Book Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations
Author M. Laxmikanth
ISBN 0070153167
ISBN-13 9780070153165, 978-0070153165
Binding Paperback
Publisher Tata Mcgraw Hill Education Private Limited
Publishing Date 2009
Number of Pages 644
Language English

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Vishal December 22, 2012 review from Goodreads

good for plitics


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