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UPSC CSE Syllabus and Study Material of General Studies II (Paper III)

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UPSC CSE Detailed Syllabus and Study Material of General Studies II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) (Paper III)

Syllabus for GS II (Paper III)

• 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 neighbourhood 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.

Study Material of GS II (Paper III)

Indian Constitution and Polity

• Historical Ideas
• Framing of the Constitution
• Features of the Constitution
• Amendments of the Constitution
• Provisions of the Constitution
• Basic Structure of the Constitution
• Union (Functions and responsibilities)
• States (Functions and responsibilities)
• Federal System and Challenges
• Devolution and Challenges
• Separation of Powers
• Dispute Redressal (Mechanisms and institutions)
• Comparison of Indian constitution with others
• Parliament and State legislatures

→ Structure
→ Functioning
→ Conduct o Business
→ Power and Privileges
→ Issues

• Judiciary
• Executive
• Ministries and Departments of the government
• Pressure Groups and their roles
• Features of Representation of People's Act
• Constitutional Bodies
• Statutory Bodies
• Regulatory Bodies
• Quasi-Judicial Bodies

Governance and Social Justice

• Government developmental policies and issues
• NGOs, SHG's and charities role in development
• Schemes of Central and State government for vulnerable sections of society
• Social Sector issues
• Poverty and Hunger Issues
• Governance and e-governance
• Role of civil service

International Relations

• India and its neighbourhood
• Bilateral grouping
• Regional Grouping
• Global Grouping
• Policies affecting India's interest
• International organizations

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