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Simplifying Indian Polity & Governance
Jatin Verma

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In this course, Jatin Verma will cover all the important aspects of Indian Polity and Indian Democracy at work relevant for the UPSC Civil Services and other examinations conducted by UPSC and the State PSC. The course will be conducted in English and the notes will also be provided in English.

About this course
Live Sessions

The course consists of 55 sessions of 1 hour 30 mins 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.

This course contains 55 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 55 sessions in total, and will offer personalised guidance and doubt-clearing to all the learners part of the limited batch.

  • 8th October to 31st January 2019
  • Class Timings: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1
Basic Understanding of Indian Polity
Monday, 8th October, 4:00 pm
2
Structure of Indian Polity: Parliamentary Form of Government
Tuesday, 9th October, 4:00 pm
3
Brief Introduction of Indian Constitution: Parts, Schedules, Articles
Wednesday, 10th October, 4:00 pm
4
Preamble to the Constitution of India- Philosophy of Constitution
Tuesday, 23rd October, 4:00 pm
5
Preamble to the Constitution of India- Recent Controversies
Wednesday, 24th October, 4:00 pm
6
Fundamental Rights- Introduction, Articles 12, 13, 14
Thursday, 25th October, 4:00 pm
7
Fundamental Rights- Articles 15, 16 Reservation Policy, Indira Sawhney Case
Monday, 29th October, 4:00 pm
8
Fundamental Rights- Articles- 17,18, 19: Ban on Movies, Begging as a profession
Tuesday, 30th October, 4:00 pm
9
Fundamental Rights- Articles- 20, 21 and 21-A: Right to Privacy, Euthanasia
Wednesday, 31st October, 4:00 pm
10
Fundamental Rights- Articles- 22, 23, 24, 25, 26: Religious Rights: Triple Talak, Santhara
Monday, 5th November, 4:00 pm
11
Fundamental Rights- Articles- 27, 28
Tuesday, 6th November, 4:00 pm
12
Articles- 29, 30, Spl. officer for Linguistic Minorities
Monday, 12th November, 4:00 pm
13
Fundamental Rights- Articles- 31-C, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 35A [Spl. provisions for J&K]
Tuesday, 13th November, 4:00 pm
14
Directive Principles of State Policy- 1: Basics of Arts. 36 to 51
Wednesday, 14th November, 4:00 pm
15
Directive Principles of State Policy- 2: Means of Social Transformation
Thursday, 15th November, 4:00 pm
16
Fundamental Duties: Swaran Singh & Verma Committee Recommendations
Monday, 19th November, 4:00 pm
17
President- Election Process, Qualifications, Oath & Conditions, Term, Impeachment
Tuesday, 20th November, 4:00 pm
18
President- Powers & Functions, Veto Power, Ordinance [Analysis], Pardoning power
Wednesday, 21st November, 4:00 pm
19
Vice President- Election, Qualifications, Oath, Term, Vacancy, Rajya Sabha Chairperson
Thursday, 22nd November, 4:00 pm
20
Prime Minister: Powers & Functions, PMO, Relationship with President & CoM & Cabinet
Monday, 26th November, 4:00 pm
21
Central Council of Ministers, Cabinet & Cabinet Committees
Tuesday, 27th November, 4:00 pm
22
Parliament-1: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Duration, Composition, Membership
Wednesday, 28th November, 4:00 pm
23
Parliament-2: System of Elections in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha- FPTP etc.
Thursday, 29th November, 4:00 pm
24
Parliament-3: Speaker of Lok Sabha: Election, Role, Duties and controversies
Monday, 3rd December, 4:00 pm
25
Parliament-4: Sessions of Parliament, Legislative Process, Joint Sitting
Tuesday, 4th December, 4:00 pm
26
Parliament-5: Budget in Parliament; Money Bill, Finance Bill Category-1 & 2
Wednesday, 5th December, 4:00 pm
27
Parliament-6: Position of Rajya Sabha and Punchhi Commission
Thursday, 6th December, 4:00 pm
28
Parliament-7: Recent issues: Disruptions, Misuse of Money bill, Parliamentary Privileges
Tuesday, 11th December, 4:00 pm
29
Anti Defection Law: 10th Schedule and 52nd Amendment
Wednesday, 12th December, 4:00 pm
30
Parliamentary Committees
Thursday, 13th December, 4:00 pm
31
Governor- Appointment, Role & Duties, Pardoning Power, Relationship with CM
Monday, 17th December, 4:00 pm
32
Governor- Controversies & Solutions: Sarkaria & Punchhi Commission
Tuesday, 18th December, 4:00 pm
33
Chief Minister and Council of Ministers
Wednesday, 19th December, 4:00 pm
34
State Legislature-1: Organisation (Unicameral or Bicameral), Composition, Membership
Thursday, 20th December, 4:00 pm
35
State Legislature-2: Sessions, Legislative process, Privileges
Monday, 24th December, 4:00 pm
36
State Legislature-3: Position of Legislative Council: Membership & Role
Wednesday, 26th December, 4:00 pm
37
Centre State Relations-1: Legislative & Administrative areas
Thursday, 27th December, 4:00 pm
38
Centre State Relations-2: Financial Relations after GST
Wednesday, 2nd January, 4:00 pm
39
Centre State Relations-3: Emerging issues- Special Category Status
Thursday, 3rd January, 4:00 pm
40
Finance Commission: Composition, Functions, Terms of Reference issue
Monday, 7th January, 4:00 pm
41
Emergency Provisions: Article 352, 356 and 360
Tuesday, 8th January, 4:00 pm
42
Supreme Court: Organisation, Independence, Powers and Jurisdiction; Attorney General
Wednesday, 9th January, 4:00 pm
43
Supreme Court- Internal Functioning-Roster, appointment of judges
Thursday, 10th January, 4:00 pm
44
High Courts- Organisation, Independence, Powers and Jurisdiction; Advocate General
Monday, 14th January, 4:00 pm
45
Tribunals & Subordinate Courts- District Courts, Sessions Courts, Fast Track Courts
Tuesday, 15th January, 4:00 pm
46
Panchayati Raj Bodies- 73rd Amendment Act and PESA; Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
Wednesday, 16th January, 4:00 pm
47
Municipalities- 74th Amendment Act: Types, Problems & Prospects: Smart City Project
Thursday, 17th January, 4:00 pm
48
Local Bodies: 25 years of functioning: “Triple F” problem; Economic Survey 2018 findings
Monday, 21st January, 4:00 pm
49
Scheduled & Tribal Areas: PESA
Tuesday, 22nd January, 4:00 pm
50
Election Commission: Composition, Independence, Powers, Recent issues and solutions
Wednesday, 23rd January, 4:00 pm
51
Election Commission: Electoral Reforms: Law Commission, 2nd ARC, Simultaneous Polls
Thursday, 24th January, 4:00 pm
52
Comptroller & Auditor General: Factual aspects; Emerging Role in the era of Privatisation
Monday, 28th January, 4:00 pm
53
Lokpal & Lokayuktas; UPSC, SPSC
Tuesday, 29th January, 4:00 pm
54
Non Constitutional Bodies: Central Information Commission, NITI Aayog, NHRC, SHRC, CVC, CBI
Wednesday, 30th January, 4:00 pm
55
Indian Polity & Governance: Current Affairs
Thursday, 31st January, 4:00 pm
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About the educator
Jatin Verma
331k followers

Have appeared in UPSC CSE thrice. Have been taking Unacademy Plus courses Academics- Polity, Economics & Current Affairs.

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