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PART-I: Constitutional Framework

  • 1. Historical Background
    The Company Rule (1773-1858)
    The Crown Rule (1858-1947)
    Notes and References
  • 2. Making of the Constitution
    Demand for a Constituent Assembly
    Composition of the Constituent Assembly
    Working of the Constituent Assembly
    Committees of the Constituent Assembly
    Enactment of the Constitution
    Enforcement of the Constitution
    Experts Committee of the Congress
    Criticism of the Constituent Assembly
    Important Facts
    Hindi Text of the Constitution
    Notes and References
  • 3. Salient Features of the Constitution
    Salient Features of the Constitution
    Criticism of the Constitution
    Notes and References
  • 4. Preamble of the Constitution
    Text of the Preamble
    Ingredients of the Preamble
    Key Words in the Preamble
    Significance of the Preamble
    Preamble as Part of the Constitution
    Amendability of the Preamble
    Notes and References
  • 5. Union and its Territory
    Union of States
    Parliament’s Power to Reorganise the States
    Exchange of Territories with Bangladesh
    Evolution of States and Union Territories
    Notes and References
  • 6. Citizenship
    Meaning and Significance
    Constitutional Provisions
    Citizenship Act, 1955
    Single Citizenship
    Overseas Citizenship of India
    Notes and References
  • 7. Fundamental Rights
    Features of Fundamental Rights
    Definition of State
    Laws Inconsistent with Fundamental Rights
    Right to Equality
    Right to Freedom
    Right Against Exploitation
    Right to Freedom of Religion
    Cultural and Educational Rights
    Right to Constitutional Remedies
    Writs—Types and Scope
    Armed Forces and Fundamental Rights
    Martial Law and Fundamental Rights
    Effecting Certain Fundamental Rights
    Present Position of Right to Property
    Exceptions to Fundamental Rights
    Criticism of Fundamental Rights Significance of Fundamental Rights
    Rights Outside Part III
    Notes and References
  • 8. Directive Principles of State Policy
    Features of the Directive Principles
    Classification of the Directive Principles
    New Directive Principles
    Sanction Behind Directive Principles
    Criticism of the Directive Principles
    Utility of Directive Principles
    Conflict Between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles
    Implementation of Directive Principles
    Directives Outside Part IV
    Notes and References
  • 9. Fundamental Duties
    Swaran Singh Committee Recommendations
    List of Fundamental Duties
    Features of the Fundamental Duties
    Criticism of Fundamental Duties
    Significance of Fundamental Duties
    Verma Committee Observations
    Notes and References
  • 10. Amendment of the Constitution
    Procedure for Amendment Types of Amendments
    Criticism of the Amendment Procedure
    Notes and References
  • 11. Basic Structure of the Constitution
    Emergence of the Basic Structure
    Elements of the Basic Structure
    Notes and References

PART-II: System of Government

  • 12 Parliamentary System
    Features of Parliamentary Government
    Features of Presidential Government
    Merits of the Parliamentary System
    Demerits of the Parliamentary System
    Reasons for Adopting Parliamentary System
    Distinction between Indian and British Models
    Notes and References
  • 13. Federal System
    Federal Features of the Constitution
    Unitary Features of the Constitution
  • Critical Evaluation of the Federal System
    Notes and References
  • 14 Centre–State Relations
    Legislative Relations
    Administrative Relations
    Financial Relations
    Trends in Centre–State Relations
    Notes and References
  • 15. Inter-State Relations
    Inter-State Water Disputes
    Inter-State Councils
    Public Acts, Records and Judicial Proceedings
    Inter-State Trade and Commerce
    Zonal Councils
    Notes and References
  • 16. Emergency Provisions
    National Emergency
    President’s Rule
    Financial Emergency
    Criticism of the Emergency Provisions
    Notes and References

PART-III: Central Gover nment

  • 17. President
    Election of the President
    Qualifications, Oath and Conditions
    Term, Impeachment and Vacancy
    Powers and Functions of the President
    Veto Power of the President
    Ordinance-Making Power of the President
    Pardoning Power of the President
    Constitutional Position of the President
    Notes and References
  • 18. Vice-President
    Qualifications, Oath and Conditions
    Term and Vacancy
    Powers and Functions
    Indian and American Vice-Presidents Compared
    Notes and References
  • 19 Prime Minister
    Appointment of the Prime Minister
    Oath, Term and Salary
    Powers and Functions of the Prime Minister
    Role Descriptions
    Relationship with the President
    Chief Ministers who became Prime Ministers
    Notes and References
  • 20. Central Council of Ministers
    Constitutional Provisions
    Nature of Advice by Ministers
    Appointment of Ministers
    Oath and Salary of Ministers
    Responsibility of Ministers
    Composition of the Council of Ministers
    Council of Ministers vs Cabinet
    Role of Cabinet
    Role Descriptions
    Kitchen Cabinet
    Notes and References
  • 21. Cabinet Committees
    Features of Cabinet Committees
    List of Cabinet Committees
    Functions of Cabinet Committees
    Groups of Ministers
    Notes and References
  • 22. Parliament
    Organisation of Parliament
    Composition of the Two Houses
    System of Elections to Lok Sabha
    Duration of Two Houses
    Membership of Parliament
    Presiding Officers of Parliament
    Leaders in Parliament
    Sessions of Parliament
    Devices of Parliamentary Proceedings
    Legislative Procedure in Parliament
    Joint Sitting of Two Houses
    Budget in Parliament
    Multifunctional Role of Parliament
    Ineffectiveness of Parliamentary Control
    Position of Rajya Sabha
    Parliamentary Privileges
    Sovereignty of Parliament
    Notes and References
  • 23. Parliamentary Committees
    Financial Committees
    Departmental Standing Committees
    Committees to Inquire
    Committees to Scrutinise and Control
    Committees Relating to the Day-to-Day Business of the House
    House-Keeping Committees
    Consultative Committees
    Notes and References
  • 24. Parliamentary Forums
    Establishment of the Forums
    Objectives of the Forums
    Composition of the Forums
    Functions of the Forums
    Notes and References
  • 25. Parliamentary Group
    Rationale of the Group
    Composition of the Group
    Objectives of the Group
    Functions of the Group
    The Group and IPU
    The Group and CPA
    Notes and References
  • 26. Supreme Court
    Composition and Appointment
    Qualifications, Oath and Salaries
    Tenure and Removal
    Acting, Adhoc and Retired Judges
    Seat and Procedure
    Independence of Supreme Court
    Jurisdiction and Powers of Supreme Court
    Supreme Court Advocates
    Notes and References
  • 27. Judicial Review
    Meaning of Judicial Review
    Importance of Judicial Review
    Constitutional Provisions for Judicial Review
    Scope of Judicial Review
    Judicial Review of the Ninth Schedule
    Notes and References
  • 28. Judicial Activism
    Meaning of Judicial Activism
    Judicial Review and Judicial Activism
    Justification of Judicial Activism
    Activators of Judicial Activism
    Apprehensions of Judicial Activism
    Judicial Activism vs. Judicial Restraint
    Notes and References
  • 29. Public Interest Litigation
    Meaning of PIL
    Features of PIL
    Scope of PIL
    Principles of PIL
    Guidelines for Admitting PIL
    Notes and References

PART-IV: State Government

  • 30. Governor
  • Appointment of Governor
  • Conditions of Governor’s Office
  • Term of Governor’s Office
  • Powers and Functions of Governor
  • Constitutional Position of Governor
  • Notes and References
  • 31. Chief Minister
  • Appointment of Chief Minister
  • Oath, Term and Salary
  • Powers and Functions of Chief Minister
  • Relationship with the Governor
  • Notes and References
  • 32. State Council of Ministers
  • Constitutional Provisions
  • Nature of Advice by Ministers
  • Appointment of Ministers
  • Oath and Salary of Ministers
  • Responsibility of Ministers
  • Composition of the Council of Ministers
  • Cabinet
  • Notes and References
  • 33. State Legislature
  • Organisation of State Legislature
  • Composition of Two Houses
  • Duration of Two Houses
  • Membership of State Legislature
  • Presiding Officers of State Legislature
  • Sessions of State Legislature
  • Legislative Procedure in State Legislature
  • Position of Legislative Council
  • Privileges of State Legislature
  • Notes and References
  • 34. High Court
  • Composition and Appointment
  • Qualifications, Oath and Salaries
  • Tenure, Removal and Transfer
  • Acting, Additional and Retired Judges
  • Independence of High Court
  • Jurisdiction and Powers of High Court
  • Notes and References
  • 35. Tribunals
  • Administrative Tribunals
  • Tribunals for Other Matters
  • Notes and References
  • 36. Subordinate Courts
  • Constitutional Provisions
  • Structure and Jurisdiction
  • National Legal Services Authority
  • Lok Adalats
  • Permanent Lok Adalats
  • Family Courts
  • Gram Nyayalayas
  • Notes and References
  • 37. Special Provisions for Some States
  • Provisions for Maharashtra and Gujarat
  • Provisions for Nagaland
  • Provisions for Assam and Manipur
  • Provisions for Andhra Pradesh or Telangana
  • Provisions for Sikkim
  • Provisions for Mizoram
  • Provisions for Arunachal Pradesh and Goa
  • Provisions for Karnataka
  • Notes and References

PART-V: Local Government

  • 38. Panchayati Raj
  • Evolution of Panchayati Raj
  • 73rd Amendment Act of 1992
  • Compulsory and Voluntary Provisions
  • PESA Act of 1996 (Extension Act)
  • Finances of Panchayati Raj
  • Reasons for Ineffective Performance
  • Notes and References
  • 39. Municipalities
  • Evolution of Urban Bodies
  • 74th Amendment Act of 1992
  • Types of Urban Governments
  • Municipal Personnel
  • Municipal Revenue
  • Central Council of Local Government
  • Notes and References

PART-VI: Union Territories and Special Areas

  • 40. Union Territories
  • Creation of Union Territories
  • Administration of Union Territories
  • Special Provisions for Delhi
  • Advisory Committees of Union Territories
  • Notes and References
  • 41. Scheduled and Tribal Areas
  • Administration of Scheduled Areas
  • Administration of Tribal Areas
  • Notes and References

PART-VII: Constitutional Bodies

  • 42. Election Commission
  • Composition
  • Independence
  • Powers and Functions
  • Vision, Mission and Principles
  • Notes and References
  • 43. Union Public Service Commission
  • Composition
  • Removal
  • Independence
  • Functions
  • Limitations
  • Role
  • Notes and References
  • 44. State Public Service Commission
  • Composition
  • Removal
  • Independence
  • Functions
  • Limitations
  • Role
  • Joint State Public Service Commission
  • Notes and References
  • 45. Finance Commission
  • Composition
  • Functions
  • Advisory Role
  • Notes and References
  • 46. Goods and Services Tax Council
  • Establishment of the Council
  • Vision and Mission of the Council
  • Composition of the Council
  • Working of the Council
  • Functions of the Council
  • Other Functions of the Council
  • Notes and References
  • 47. National Commission for SCs
  • Evolution of the Commission
  • Functions of the Commission
  • Report of the Commission
  • Powers of the Commission
  • Notes and References
  • 48. National Commission for STs
  • Separate Commission for STs
  • Functions of the Commission
  • Other Functions of the Commission
  • Report of the Commission
  • Powers of the Commission
  • Notes and References
  • 49. National Commission for BCs
  • Establishment of the Commission
  • Functions of the Commission
  • Report of the Commission
  • Powers of the Commission
  • Notes and References
  • 50 Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
  • Constitutional Provisions
  • Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities
  • Role of the Commissioner
  • Vision and Mission
  • Functions and Objectives
  • Notes and References
  • 51. Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  • Appointment and Term
  • Independence
  • Duties and Powers
  • Role
  • Cag and Corporations
  • Appleby’s Criticism
  • Notes and References
  • 52. Attorney General of India
  • Appointment and Term
  • Duties and Functions
  • Rights and Limitations
  • Solicitor General of India
  • Notes and References
  • 53. Advocate General of the State
  • Appointment and Term
  • Duties and Functions
  • Notes and References

PART-VIII: Non-Constitutional Bodies

  • 54. NITI Aayog
  • Establishment
  • Rationale
  • Composition
  • Specialised Wings
  • Objectives
  • Functions
  • Guiding Principles
  • Cooperative Federalism
  • Criticism
  • Attached Offices
  • Erstwhile Planning Commission
  • National Development Council
  • Notes and References
  • 55. National Human Rights Commission
  • Establishment of the Commission
  • Composition of the Commission
  • Functions of the Commission
  • Working of the Commission
  • Role of the Commission
  • Performance of the Commission
  • Notes and References
  • 56. State Human Rights Commission
  • Composition of the Commission
  • Functions of the Commission
  • Working of the Commission
  • Human Rights Courts
  • 2019 Amendment Act
  • Notes and References
  • 57. Central Information Commission
  • Composition
  • Tenure and Service Conditions
  • Powers and Functions
  • Notes and References
  • 58. State Information Commission
  • Composition
  • Tenure and Service Conditions
  • Powers and Functions
  • RTI Amendment Act, 2019
  • Notes and References
  • 59. Central Vigilance Commission
  • Establishment
  • Composition
  • Organisation
  • Functions
  • Jurisdiction
  • Working
  • Vigilance Units in the Ministries
  • Whistle Blowers Protection Act (2014)
  • Notes and References
  • 60. Central Bureau of Investigation
  • Establishment of CBI
  • Motto, Mission and Vision of CBI
  • Organisation of CBI
  • Composition of CBI
  • Functions of CBI
  • Provision of Prior Permission
  • CBI vs. State Police
  • CBI Academy
  • Notes and References
  • 61. Lokpal and Lokayuktas
  • Global Scenario
  • Position in India
  • Lokpal
  • Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act (2013)
  • Lokayuktas
  • Notes and References
  • 62. National Investigation Agency
  • Establishment of the NIA
  • Rationale of the NIA
  • Functions of the NIA
  • Vision of the NIA
  • Mission of the NIA
  • Jurisdiction of the NIA
  • NIA (Amendment) Act, 2019
  • Notes and References
  • 63. National Disaster Management Authority
  • Establishment of the NDMA
  • Objectives of the NDMA
  • Functions of the NDMA
  • Additional Functions of the NDMA
  • State Disaster Management Authority
  • District Disaster Management Authority
  • Notes and References

PART-IX: Other Constitutional Dimensions

  • 64. Co-operative Societies
    Constitutional Provisions
    Reasons for the 97th Amendment
    Notes and References
  • 65. Official Language
    Language of the Union
    Regional Languages
    Language of the Judiciary and Texts of Laws
    Special Directives
    Committee of Parliament on Official Language
    Classical Language Status
    Notes and References
  • 66. Public Services
    Classification of Services
    Constitutional Provisions
    Notes and References
  • 67. Rights and Liabilities of the Government
    Property of the Union and the States
    Suits by or Against the Government
    Suits Against Public Officials
    Notes and References
  • 68. Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes
    Rationale of Special Provisions
    Specification of Classes
    Components of Special Provisions
    Notes and References

PART-X: Political Dynamics

  • 69. Political Parties
  • Meaning and Types
  • Party System in India
  • Recognition of National and State Parties
  • Notes and References
  • 70. Role of Regional Parties
  • Features of Regional Parties
  • Classification of Regional Parties
  • Rise of Regional Parties
  • Role of Regional Parties
  • Dysfunctions of Regional Parties
  • Notes and References
  • 71. Elections
  • Electoral System
  • Election Machinery
  • Election Process
  • Notes and References
  • 72. Election Laws
  • Representation of the People Act, 1950
  • Representation of the People Act, 1951
  • Delimitation Act, 2002
  • Other Acts Relating to Elections
  • Rules Relating to Elections
  • Orders Relating to Elections
  • Notes and References
  • 73. Electoral Reforms
  • Committees Related to Electoral Reforms
  • Electoral Reforms Before 1996
  • Electoral Reforms of 1996
  • Electoral Reforms After 1996
  • Electoral Reforms Since 2010
  • Notes and References
  • 74. Voting Behaviour
  • Meaning of Voting Behaviour
  • Significance of Voting Behaviour
  • Determinants of Voting Behaviour
  • Role of Media in Elections and Voting Behaviour
  • Notes and References
  • 75. Coalition Government
  • Meaning of Coalition Government
  • Features of Coalition Government
  • Formation of Coalition Governments
  • Merits of Coalition Government
  • Demerits of Coalition Government
  • Notes and References
  • 76. Anti-Defection Law
  • Provisions of the Act
  • Evaluation of the Act
  • 91st Amendment Act (2003)
  • Notes and References
  • 77. Pressure Groups
  • Meaning and Techniques
  • Pressure Groups in India
  • Notes and References
  • 78. National Integration
  • Meaning of National Integration
  • Obstacles to National Integration
  • National Integration Council
  • National Foundation for Communal Harmony
  • Notes and References
  • 79. Foreign Policy
  • Principles of Indian Foreign Policy
  • Objectives of Indian Foreign Policy
  • Gujral Doctrine of India
  • Nuclear Doctrine of India
  • Connect Central Asia Policy of India
  • Act East Policy of India
  • Notes and References

PART-XI: Working of the Constitution

  • 80. National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution
    I. Terms of Reference of the Commission
    II. Fifty Years of Working of the Constitution
    III. Areas of Concern: Commission’s Perception
    IV. Recommendations of the Commission
    V. Earlier Efforts to Review the Constitution
    Notes and References

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  • With 80 chapters and 10 appendices, it provides an extensive coverage of the entire political and constitutional landscape of India.

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