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Indian Polity and Governance
Jatin Verma

222k followers

In this course, Jatin will cover all the important aspects of Indian Polity and Indian Democracy at work relevant for the UPSC Civil Services Exam and other exams conducted by UPSC and the State PSC exams.

About this course
Live Sessions

The course consists of 45 sessions of 1 hour duration each. Session recording will be provided for all the sessions.

Discussion Forums

Access to a private forum moderated by Jatin Verma where you can discuss and debate with your peers, access learning material and more.

Personalized Learning

All learners will have access to weekly doubt clearing sessions, live quizzes, learning materials and discussion with peers.

In this course, Jatin is covering 45 detailed and comprehensive sessions where all the essential topics related to Indian Polity with the Current Affairs part will be taken. All the important issues facing Contemporary Indian Democracy will be discussed with recent examples. It will also cover important Prelims oriented factual details as well as analytical issues from all the relevant books: IGNOU notes, NCERTs, Granville Austin, M.V. Pylee, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Frontline magazines (Relevant articles). Jatin will also cover all the Important Current Affairs issues for the topic - Democracy at Work like - Anti Defection Law, One-Nation, One-Poll, RTI Backlog, Analysis of Supreme Court Judgement in the last few years. Here, Salient Recommendations of Important Committees like Second ARC, Punchhi Commission, NCRWC, Law Commission and other relevant topics will be discussed. He will also discuss the tips on Mains answer writing: How to interpret words like Critically Analyse, Examine, Elucidate depending on the wording of the statement in the question. This course will help you to analyze and inter-link Polity and Governance related issue by yourself.  
Course Curriculum

The course is divided into 45 sessions in total, and will offer personalised guidance and doubt-clearing to all the learners part of the limited batch.

  • 14th January to 20th May 2018
  • Class Timings: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
1
Basic Understanding of Indian Polity and Constitution
Sunday, 14th January, 2:30 pm
2
Structure of Indian Polity: Parliamentary System, Legislature, Executive and Judiciary Interface
Wednesday, 17th January, 2:30 pm
3
Salient Features of Indian Constitution, Making of Indian Constitution
Saturday, 20th January, 2:30 pm
4
Evolution of Fundamental Rights: A.k. Gopalan to Keshvanand Bharti Case [Emergency]
Tuesday, 23rd January, 2:30 pm
5
Fundamental Rights, DPSPs, Fundamental Duties, Contemporary Issues Like Right to Privacy
Saturday, 27th January, 2:30 pm
6
Fundamental Rights - Detailed Explanation: Due Process of Law Vs. Procedure Estd. by Law, Writs
Tuesday, 30th January, 2:30 pm
7
Fundamental Rights - Doctrine of Checks and Balances vs. Doctrine of Separation of Powers
Friday, 2nd February, 2:30 pm
8
Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties [Article 51A]
Monday, 5th February, 2:30 pm
9
Constitutional Amendments: Process and Ramifications, Types of Majority
Wednesday, 7th February, 2:30 pm
10
Parliament - 1: Functioning, Procedures, Rules of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
Friday, 9th February, 2:30 pm
11
Parliament - 2: Rajya Sabha - NCRWC, Parliamentary Standing Committees, Punchhi Commission
Monday, 19th February, 5:30 am
12
Legislative Procedure in Parliament: Difference between Money Bill and Finance Bill Current Issues
Monday, 19th February, 2:30 pm
13
Devices of Parliamentary Proceedings: Guillotine, Vote on Account, Rule 182, Deadlocks - Solution
Thursday, 22nd February, 2:30 pm
14
Budget - Detailed Explanation [Art.110]
Saturday, 24th February, 2:30 pm
15
Parliamentary Control over Executive: CAG Reports, Question Hour, Parliamentary Committees
Friday, 2nd March, 2:30 pm
16
Budget In Parliament
Tuesday, 6th March, 2:30 pm
17
President: Role, Powers and Responsibilities in Coalition Government Era
Saturday, 10th March, 2:30 pm
18
Prime Minister: Role, Powers and Responsibilities, PMO and Collective Decision Making
Wednesday, 14th March, 2:30 pm
19
Cabinet System: Interface Between Cabinet and Com, Cabinet Committees
Saturday, 17th March, 2:30 pm
20
Principle of Ministerial Responsibility: Difference between Britain and Indian System
Tuesday, 20th March, 2:30 pm
21
Different Types of Ministers: Cabinet Minister, Minister of State, Minister of State (Independent)
Friday, 23rd March, 2:30 pm
22
State Legislature - Unicameral or Bicameral
Monday, 26th March, 2:30 pm
23
Difference between Powers of Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly Sarkaria and Punchhi Commission
Thursday, 29th March, 2:30 pm
24
Legislative Procedures in State Legislature, Privileges of State MLAs [Articles 105 and 194]
Sunday, 1st April, 2:30 pm
25
State Executive: Governor - Difference between Powers of President and Governor
Wednesday, 4th April, 2:30 pm
26
Chief Minister - His Role in Coalition Politics
Saturday, 7th April, 2:30 pm
27
Council of Ministers - Westminster Model, Parliamentary Secretaries
Tuesday, 10th April, 2:30 pm
28
Federal Set-up: Co-operative Federalism, Fiscal Federalism, Inter-State Water Disputes Act [Art.262]
Friday, 13th April, 2:30 pm
29
Centre-State Administrative Relations: Emergency - Act.356- Sarkaria and Punchhi Commission
Monday, 16th April, 2:30 pm
30
Centre-State Financial Relations: Relevant Constitutional Provisions - A.262, A. 263, A.280
Thursday, 19th April, 2:30 pm
31
Centre-State Financial Relations: Recommendations: 14th Finance Commission, Pay Commission
Sunday, 22nd April, 2:30 pm
32
Co-operative Federalism vs. Competitive Federalism
Tuesday, 24th April, 2:30 pm
33
District and Local Administration: Role of District Collector: An Over-burdened Functionary
Thursday, 26th April, 2:30 pm
34
Panchayati Raj and Urban Local Bodies - Gandhi’s Concentric Circles Model
Saturday, 28th April, 2:30 pm
35
Impediments to Grass Roots Democracy: Issues Affecting Real Devolution of Powers
Monday, 30th April, 2:30 pm
36
Scheduled and Tribal Areas: 73rd Amendment and Pesa, Forest Rights Act, 2nd Arc Recommendations
Wednesday, 2nd May, 2:30 pm
37
Judiciary in India: Supreme Court, High Court and Subordinate Courts
Friday, 4th May, 2:30 pm
38
Concepts: Judicial Doctrines, Judicial Over-reach, Judicial Activism, Judicial Legislation
Sunday, 6th May, 2:30 pm
39
Basic Structure Doctrine: An Open-ended Anti-democratic Judicial Innovation
Tuesday, 8th May, 2:30 pm
40
Views of Thinkers Like Granville Austin on Judiciary’s Performance, Tribunals, Attorney General
Thursday, 10th May, 2:30 pm
41
Statutory, Regulatory and Various Quasi-judicial Bodies
Saturday, 12th May, 2:30 pm
42
Important Amendments to Indian Constitution and Basic Structure: 42nd and 44th Amendments
Monday, 14th May, 2:30 pm
43
Non - Constitutional Bodies: NHRC, CVC, NCBC, NITI Aayog, Chief Information Commission
Wednesday, 16th May, 2:30 pm
44
Role of Civil Services in a Democracy
Friday, 18th May, 2:30 pm
45
Development Processes and the Development Industry, The Role of NGOs, SHGs, Various Groups
Sunday, 20th May, 2:30 pm
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About the educator
Jatin Verma
222k followers

Have appeared in UPSC CSE thrice. Have been taking Unacademy Plus courses since November 2017. Academics- Polity, Economics n Pub Admn.

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