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Indian Polity and Governance: a complete study material 

In this section, we will explain all the units of Indian Polity and Governance which are a must for all the competitive exams like UPSC, HCS, UPPSC, RAS, and other state PCS exams. 

This content is developed by an expert team. Video of each chapter, pdf, unit MCQ test, pdf explanation, and video solution is provided. This will make your conceptual understanding of the chapter very clear and will be highly useful to crack any exam. 

It is important to study systematically. So we have divided the entire Indian polity and Governance into 6 parts. These 10 parts are the evolution of the Indian constitution, the federal system, a system of governance, constitutional bodies, non-constitutional bodies, other constitutional dimensions, other political dimensions, Representation of People Act, and current issues. 

Frontier IAS Indian Polity and Governance book 

1. Indian constitution

    1. History background of Indian constitution 
    2. Making of the Indian constitution
    3. Salient Features of Constitution
    4. Preamble
    5. Union and its Territory
    6. Citizenship
    7. Fundamental Rights
    8. Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP)
    9. Union Territories and Special areas
    10. Fundamental Duties, Amendments in the Constitution

Indian polity and governance

2. Federal System 

    1. System of Government - Parliamentary system
    2. Federal system
    3. Center-state Relations
    4. Inter-State Relations
    5. Emergency Provisions
    6. Current Status of  J & K
    7. Provisions for some states

3. System of Governance

    1. System of Governance
    2. President
    3. Vice President
    4. Prime Minister
    5. Central Council of Ministers
    6. Parliament
    7. Supreme Court
    8. Governor
    9. Chief Minister, State council of ministers (CoM)
    10. State Legislature
    11. High Court, Lower courts system of Governance

4. Constitutional Bodies in India 

  1.    Attorney General of India
  2.    Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  3.    Advocate General of State
  4.    State Finance Commission
  5.    State Election Commission
  6.    Inter-State Council
  7.    Finance Commission
  8.   Goods and Service Tax Council
  9.   UPSC and State Public Service Commission
  10.   Election Commission of India
  11.   National Commission for Scheduled Castes
  12.   National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
  13.   National Commission for Backward Classes
  14.   Scheduled Area and Scheduled Tribes Commission
  15.   Backward Classes Commission
  16.   Official Language Commission and Official Language Committee of Parliament
  17.   Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
  18.   District Planning Committee
  19.   Metropolitan Planning CommitteeNon Constitutional Bodies 

5. Non Constitutional Bodies

5.1 NITI Aayog
5.2 National Development Council
5.3 National Human Right Commission
5.4 State Human Right Commission
5.5 Central Bureau Of Investigation
5.6 Central Vigilance Commission
5.7 Lokpal and Lokayuktas
5.8 State Information Commission
5.9 Central Information Commission


6. Other Constitutional dimensions

6.1 Other Constitutional Dimensions (Part-I) - Official Language, Tribunals

6.2 Other Constitutional Dimensions (part II)

7. Other Political Dynamics -Elections, Pressure Groups

    1. Political parties
    2. Pressure Groups

8. Local Government 

8.1 Panchayati Raj

 8.2 Municipalities

9. Representation of People Act

10. Current issues

    1. Acts/Bills 
    2. International dimension 

The above topics will be discussed in detail in subsequent sections. Indian polity and constitution play an important role in UPSC and State PCS. Students must learn the constitution in India as it helps in understanding current affairs and answer writing. 

You will find 15-20% of total questions in UPSC prelims and State PCS prelims like HCS prelims. For the civil services examination, you must go through the previous year's questions. These Indian polity notes will be useful to solve questions. 

You should regularly revise important topics like fundamental rights, fundamental dues, preamble, parliament, president, salient features of the constitution, local government, etc. 

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