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APPSC Examination Group 1 Paper  Section 2

Section 3:General overview of the Indian Constitution.

1.Nature of the Constitution – constitutional developments – salient features – Preamble – Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship – Fundamental Duties, Distinctive features of Indian Federation.

2Distribution of Legislative Powers between the Union and the State; Administrative and Financial relations between the Union and the States – Powers and the functions of Constitutional Bodies

3Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures – Functions and crises of accountability, decline of legislature – Delegated Legislation – Legislative and Judicial control over the delegated legislation – Judicial review of administrative action.

4Amendment of the Constitution – Basic Structure Theory – Emergency Provisions and De-centralization – Community development experiment – 3 tier model of Panchayat Raj – 73rd and 74th amendments and their implementation

5.Welfare Mechanism in India: Provisions for scheduled castes, Tribes and Minorities; Reservations for SC, ST and Backward classes; Prevention of SC and ST Atrocities Act; National and State SC and ST Commission; Women’s Commission; National and State Minorities Commission and Human Rights Commission.

Reference Books:

1.Aravind S. Indian Administration – Himalaya Publishing House, New Delhi, 1992.

2.Austin Graneille, Working Democratic Constitution: The Indian Experience, Oxford 1999.

3.Avasti and Avasti, Indian Administration, Lakshmi Narain Agarwal, Agra, 1998.

4.Basu, D.D.., An introduction to the Constitution of India, Prentice Hall, New Delhi, 2006.

5.General Studies Manual, Tata Mc.Graw Hills, New Delhi, 2008.

6.Gapta M.C.and Kamal N. KABRA. Public Administration in India. Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi, 1999.

7.Hoshiar Singh and Mohinder Singh, Public Administration in India, Sterling Publishes, New Delhi, 1995.

8.Jam R.B. Public Administration in India: 21st Century Challenges for Good Governance, Deep and Deep Publications, New Delhi, 2002.

9.Krishna K. Tummala, Public Administration in India, Allied Publishers Limited, New Delhi, 1996

10Kashyap Subhash, C. Our Constitution, NBT, New Delhi, 1994

11. Kashyap Subhash, C. Our Parliament, NBT, New Delhi, 1994.

12.Laxmikanth, Indian Polity, Tata Mc.Graw Hills, New Delhi, 2008.

13.Padma Ramachandran, Public Administration in India, National Book Trust, New Delhi, 1995.

14.Premalatha Sharma, Issues in Indian Administration, Mangaldeep Publications, Jaipur, 1998.

15.Ramesh K. Arora, Indian Administration: Perceptions and Perspectives, Aalek Publications, 200

16 .Ramesh K. Arora and Rajni Goyal, Indian Public Administration, Institution and Issues, Wishwa Prakashan, New Delhi, 2004.

  1. Robert I., Hardgray, Indian Government and Politics, Harcour Drace, 1975.
  2. Rajani Kothari, Polities in India, Orient Longman, Delhi, 1970.
  3. Saran Parmatma and Meenakshi, Public Administration in India, Mudranalaya  Publishers, New Delhi, 1997.
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  2. Sriram Maheshwari, Indian Administration, Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2000.

22.The Constitution of India, Government of India, 2006.

APPSC Examination Group 1 Paper  Section 1

APPSC Examination Group 1 Paper  Section 2


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