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Complete Study Material for GS 2 Mains : (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International

relations)
1. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and
basic structure.
Source: D D Basu (1st 5 chapters)
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
Current Affairs: Click Here
2. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal
structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
Source: Laxmikant Chapters 12, 13 14.
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
Source: ARC Report
Notes Link:
https://drive.google.com//0B-7pRR2ueeZTUlZYcGNMME9sR/view
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3. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
Source: Vision Handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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4. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
Source: Vision Handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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5. Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and
issues arising out of these.
Source: Laxmikant
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6. Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the
Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
Source: Laxmikant (Union Executive, Parliament of India, Supreme Court of India, Executive in the States,
State Legislature, High Courts and Subordinate Courts, Local Government: Urban and Rural)
Source: Vision Handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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7. Salient features of the Representation of People's Act.
Source: Vision IAS handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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8. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional
Bodies.
Source: Part 7 of Laxmikant (Constitutional Bodies)
Source: Vision IAS handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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9. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies


Source: : Part 7,8 and 9 of Laxmikant (Constitutional Bodies)
Source: Vision IAS handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
Source: Vision IAS handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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10. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their
design and implementation.
Source: Vision IAS handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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11. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and
associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Source: Vision IAS handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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12. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of
these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of
these vulnerable sections
Source: Vision IAS handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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13. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education,
Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger.
Source: 12th Plan
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
Source: Vision IAS handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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14. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models,
successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other
measures.
Source: Vision IAS handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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15. Role of civil services in a democracy.
Source: Vision IAS handout
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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16. India and its neighbourhood- relations.
Source: Rajiv Sikri (Read basic part from this book)
Notes Link:
https://drive.google.com//0BxkQmyYIKVgAV3A0U09IMThZU/view

Source: Add current points from these current affairs magazine


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17. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests
Source: 2015 All India Rank 38 Notes
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
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18. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora.
Source: Vision IAS handout
Notes Link 1 :
https://drive.google.com/open
Notes Link 2 :
https://drive.google.com//0B7YJIXHJzDESS3BuQV84U3ZkQ/view
Current Affairs: Click here
19. Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.
Source: 2015 All India Rank 38 Notes
Notes Link: https://drive.google.com/open
Current Affairs:
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