GS paper 2


General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.

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.

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 SocialSector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.  

Issues relating to poverty and hunger

Important aspects of governancetransparency 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 institutionsagencies and fora- their structure, mandate.



Following are Huge Collection of Books for GS Paper 2




Constitutional Amendments (By Chronicle IAS)

Constitutional Bodies in India

Dispute Redressal Mechanisms and Institutions in India

E-Governance

Eminent Personalities and Organisations

Historical Background of Indian Constitution

Human Development in India

Indian Polity

Issues in federal Structure

Hunger and Poverty

Pressure Groups

New Foreign Trade Policy

Constitution, Governance and Polity for Prelims (by SRIRAM IAS)

Constitution, Governance and Polity for Mains (by SRIRAM IAS)

Money Laundering

Gaurav Agarwal's Polity Notes

Gaurav Agarwal's International Relations notes

Anti Superstition law

Cauvery Water Dispute

Center-state realtions

citizen charter

civil service reforms

comparing constitution

comapring constitution 2

comapring constitution 3

comparing courts in India and china

complete notes for polity

constitutional bodies

devolution of powers 1

devolution of powers 2

Importance of Rajyasabha

GK Today Polity books (Recommended)

itroduction to democracy

Interlinking of Rivers

Judicial Activism

Comaparision of Indian Constitution with other constitutions(Must Read)

Powers and Functions of Constitutional bodies

Vision IAS polity Books

India and World

Citizen's Charter by Chronicle IAS

Communalism and its Impact

Evolution and Philosophy of Indian Constitution






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