SECOND PAPER (PART-A)
PAPER-II GENERAL STUDIES
Constitution, Governance, Political and Administrative Structure
- Constitution of India:- Its Foundation, characteristics, Basic Structure and important amendments.
- Conceptual elements:- Objectives, fundamental rights and duties, directive principle of state policy.
- Federalism, Central:- State Relations, Supreme Court, High Court, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Lok Adalat and Public Interest Litigation.
- Election Commission of India, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Union Public Service Commission, Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission and NITI Aayog.
- Role of caste, religion, class, ethnicity, language and gender in Indian politics, Political parties and voting behavior in Indian politics, civil society and Public movement, National integrity and security issues.
- Public participation and local government (with reference of 73 and 74 amendment to the Constitution) (Financing)
- Accountability and Rights:- Competition Commission, Consumer Forum, Information Commission, Women’s Commission, Human Rights Commission, SC / ST / OBC Commission, Central Vigilance Commission.
- Features of democracy:- Political Representations, Participation of Citizens in the Decision making Process.
- Community-based organizations (CBO), Non Government Organizations (NGOs) and Self-help groups (SHG).
- Role of Media and Problems (Electronic, Print and Social)
- Indian Political Thinkers Kautilya, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Ram Manohar Lohia, B.R.Ambedkar, Deendayal Upadhyaya, Jayaprakash Narayan.
- Administration and Management:- Meaning, nature and significance, Role of public administration in the developed and developing societies, Development of Public administration as a subject, Modern Public Administration, Principles of Public Administration.
- Concepts:- Power, Authority, Responsibility and Delegation.
- Theories of organization, steps and area of control and unity of command.
- New dimensions of public management, management of change and
- development administration.
SECOND PAPER (PART-B)
Economics and sociology
- Issues and initiatives in the field of agriculture, industry and services in India.
- Measurement of national income in India.
- Functions of Reserve Bank of India and commercial banks, financial inclusion, monetary policy.
- Characteristics of good taxation system- Direct tax and indirect taxes, subsidies, cash transaction, fiscal policy.
- Public distribution system,(MP Specific ) current trends and challenges of the Indian economy, poverty, unemployment and Regional imbalances.
- India’s international trade and balance of payment, role of Foreign capital, multi-national companies, Foreign direct investment , import-export policy, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Trade Organization, ASIAN, SAARC, NAFTA AND OPEC,
With reference to Madhya Pradesh
- Major crops, holdings and cropping patterns, Social and physical environmental impact on producation and distribution of crops, Issues and challenges related with quality and supply of seeds and manure, farming practices, Issues and challenges of horticulture, poultry, dairy, fisheries and husbandry etc. Problems and challenges related to agricultural produce, transportation, storage and marketing.
- Welfare Schemes of Agriculture.
- Contribution of Service Sector.
- Infrastructure and resources of Madhya Pradesh.
- Demographic scenario of Madhya Pradesh and its impacts on the economy of Madhya Pradesh.
- Industrial sector, growth, trends and challenges.
- Availability of skilled human resources, employability and productivity of human resources, Different trends of employment.
Human Resource Development
- Education:- Elementary education, Quality of Higher, Vocational, Technical and Medical Education. Issues related to girl’s education.
- Issues related with following social classes and their welfare programmes:- Differently abled classes, Senior Citizens, Children, Women, Under privileged classes and Displaced groups arising out of developmental projects.
- Elements of social harmony, concept of civilization and culture. Features of Indian Rituals: Various references (Hinduism, Islam,Christianity, Sikhism,Buddhism,Jainism), Caste system. Ashram, Purushartha, Chatushtya, Religion and sect influences on society and methods of marriage.
- Community Development Programme, Extension Education, Panchayati Raj, Role of Non Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) in Community Development. Recent trends in Voluntary sector regarding Rural Development, Family Court.
- Population and Health Problems, Health Education, and Empowerment, Family Welfare Programmes, Population Control.
- Status of Tribes in Madhya Pradesh, Social Structure, customs, Beliefs, Marriage, Kinship, Religious Beliefs and Traditions, Festivals and Celebrations in Tribes.
- Women Education, Family Health, Vital Statistics, Causes and effects of malnutrition, Goverment Programmes of supplementary nutrition, Technological inventions in the field of Immunology, Remedies (Treatment and Cure) of communicable and non communicable diseases.
- World Health Organization:- Objectives, Structure, Functions and Programmes.