Paper IV- INDIAN CONSTITUTION & POLITY, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & GOOD GOVERNANCE

Section (A) – Indian Constitution and Polity

(I) Preamble of the Indian Constitution (Secular, Democratic and Socialist-Philosophy behind It)
(II) Salient features of the Indian Constitution. ; Basic structure of the Indian Constitution.Concept of Public Interest Litigation
(III)Fundamental Rights & Duties
(IV) Directive Principles of the State Policy
(V) Union Government :
(a) Union Executive ; Powers and functions of President, Vice President, Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers : Functioning under a Coalition Government.
(b) Union Legislature : Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha: 0rganisation and Functions; Law making process;Parliamentary Committees; Parliament’s control over Executive; Privileges and immunities of Parliament and its Members
(c) Union Judiciary : The Supreme Court ; its role and powersPrinciples of Natural justice & Rule of Law, Judicial Review and Judicial Activism
(VI) State Government
(a) State Executive : Powers and functions of Governor, Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers
(b) State Legislature : Organization, Powers and functions, with special reference to Jharkhand
(c)State Judiciary; High Court: Organization, Powers and functions; Subordinate Judiciary. and the Municipalities : Constitution, powers, The Panchayats functions and responsibilities with special reference to 73rd and 74th Constitutional amendments
(VII)Centre-State Relationship:Administrative, Legislative and Financial .
(Vill) Provisions relating to Administration of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribal Areas.
(IX)Special provisions relating to reservation of seats for S C and ST. in Legislature,Services etc
(X) Emergency Provisions of the Constitution
(XI)Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) .
(XII)Election Commission of India
(XIII) Political Parties and Pressure Groups.

Section (B) Public Administration & Good Governance

(XIV) Public Administration : Introduction, meaning, scope and significance.

(XV) Public and Private Administration

(XVI) Union Administration : Central Secretariat,Cabinet Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Planning Commission, Finance Commission.

(XVII) State Administration : State Secretariat, Chief Secretary. Chief Minister’s Office.

(XVIIi) District Administration : Origin and development of the office of the District Magistrate and Collector; Changing Role Collector; Impact of the separation of Judiciary on District Administration

(XIX) Personnel Administration : Recruitment of Civil Services :Union Public Service Commission and the State Public Service Commission; Training of Civil Servants; Leadership and its qualities; Employee’s morale and productivity

(XX) Delegation, Centralization and decentrailzation of authority.

(XXI) Bureaucracy : Origin; its merits and demerits; Role of Bureaucracy in Policy formulation and its Implementation. Nexus between Bureaucracy and Political Executive; Generalist versus Specialist.

(XXII) Development Administration
(XXIII)Disaster Management :Causes, Meaning and Classification of Disaster; Disaster Mitigation;Immediate and Long-term measures
(XXIV) Good Governance ; Meaning and concept of Good and Responsive Governance; Main features of Good Governance : Accountability, Transparency, Honesty and Quick Delivery; Role of Civil Society and Peoples Participation in Good Governance. Grievance Redressal Mechanism : Lokpal,Lokayukta, Central Vigilance Commissioner: Citizens’ Charter ; Object, Machinery and Measures provided In (i) Right to Service Act; (ii)Right to Information Act; (ill) Right to Education Act; (iv)The Consumer Protection Act; (v) Domestic Violence Against Women (Prevention) Act; (vi) Old Age Act.

(XXV) Human Rights:Concept and Meaning; Universal Declaration of Human Rights; National Human Rights Commission; State Human Rights Commission; Human Rights and Social Issues; Human Rights and Terrorism.

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