MPPCS Mains General Studies- II

MPPCS Mains GENERAL STUDIES – II -Polity and International Relations

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Section A- The Constitution, the Political and Administrative Structure of Governance


Constitution drafting committee, The Constitution of India

The Preamble

Basic Structure

Fundamental Rights and Dutiesand Directive principles of state policy

Schedules of the Constitution

Constitutional amendments. Comparison of the Indian Constitution with that of other countries.


Centre Legislatureand State Legislature


Centre Executiveand State Executive


Judiciary – Supreme Court

High Court,District and Subordinate Courts

Contempt of Court


Nature of the Indian Union, Centre-State Relations, Division of Power (Centre List, State List and Concurrent List).Distribution of resources.


Decentralization and peoples participation in Democratic Governance

Local Self Government, 73rd and 74th amendment of Constitution. The Panchayats, The Municipalities.(Rural and Urban Local Self Governance)



Lokayukt and Lok Nyayalaya

Judiciary as a watch-dog protecting the Constitutional Order- Judicial Activism,Public Interest Litigation


Accountability and Rights :- Competition Commission

Consumer Courts

Information Commission

Women Commission

Human Rights Commissions

SC/ST OBC Commissions

redressal agencies / authorities


Transparency International and Accountability

Right to Information

Right to Services

Utilization of public funds.


Working of Democracy, Political Parties, Political Representation, Citizens Participation in Decision Making.


Elections, Election Commission, Electoral reforms.


Role and problems of Media (Electronic, Print and Social)


Security issues: External and Internal.

3- Public Services-Public Services,All India Services, Central Services, State Services, Constitutional Positions; Role and function, nature of function, Union Public Service Commission, M.P.State Public Service Commission. Training and Training Institutions of State and Centre in context of changing governance pattern.

4- Public Expenditure and Accounts-Control over public Expenditure, Parliamentary control, Estimate Committee, Public Accounts Committee etc. Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Role of Finance Ministry in Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Composition and function of Accountant General of M.P.

05- International Organizations-

05.1 UNO and its associate organizations.05.2 IMF, The World Bank and Asian Development Bank05.3 SAARC, BRICS,other Bilateral and Regional groupings05.4 WTO and its impact on India.

Section B- Legislation and Social Sector
  1. Social & Some Important Legislation:

6.1 Indian society, Social Legislation as an instrument of Social Change. 6.2 The Protection of Human Rights Act, 19936.3 Protection to Women Women Under Indian Constitution & Criminal Law (Under Indian Constitution Law and Criminal Procedure Code)6.4 Protection of Women From Domestic Violence Act-20056.5 The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 19556.6 The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989,6.7 Right to Information Act, 2005,6.8 Environment (Protection) Act, 1986,6.9 The Consumer Protection Act, 1986,6.10 Information Technology Act, 2000,6.11 The Prevention of Corruption Act, 19886.12 The Madhya Pradesh Lok Sewaon ke Pradan ki Guarantee Adhiniyam- 2010

7- Social Sector – Health, Education & Empowerment –

7.1 Health services, Preventive and curative health programmes in India / M.P. with an emphasis on children and women’s health. Issues related to availability of curative health to all. Availability of doctor & Paramedical staff. Health services in rural area.7.2 Malnutrition,its causes and effects and Govt. programmes for supplementary Nutrition7.3 The technological interventions in the field of Immunology, Immunization, Biotechnology, Family health, Communicable and non-communicable diseases and remedies.7.4 Vital statistics of Birth and Death7.5 W.H.O.-Objectives, Structures, functions and its programmes.

8- Education systems –

Education as a tool of HR development, Universal elementary education, Quality of Higher and Technical, Vocational Education. Issues related to girls education, under privileged classes and differently abled classes.

9- Human resource development –

Availability of skilled manpower, employability and productivity of human resource of India, trends of employment, role of institutions like NCHER,NCERT, NIEPA, UGC, Open Universities, AICTE,NCTE, NCVT, ICAR, IITs, NITs. NLUs, IIMs,Polytechnic and ITls etc. and human resource development.

10- Welfare programmes-

Welfare programmes and Issues related to – Aged people, Differently able people, Children, Women, Labour, Socially deprived Classes and Displaced groups of developmental projects.