UPSC TOPICAL ANALYSIS

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Unit 13 - Indian Constitution - historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure
Unit 14 - 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
Unit 15 - Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions
Unit 16 - Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
Unit 17 - Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these
Unit 18 - 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
Unit 19 - Salient features of the Representation of People's Act
Unit 20 - Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies
Unit 21 - Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
Unit 22 - Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
Unit 23 - Development processes and the development industry - the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Unit 24 - 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
Unit 25 - Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources
Unit 26 - Issues relating to poverty and hunger
Unit 27 - Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance - applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures
Unit 28 - Role of Civil Services in a democracy
Unit 29 - India and its neighbourhood- relations
Unit 30 - Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests
Unit 31 - Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora
Unit 32 - Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate
Unit 33 - Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment
Unit 34 - Inclusive growth and issues arising from it
Unit 35 - Government Budgeting
Unit 36 - Major crops - cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
Unit 37 - Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing
Unit 38 - Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management
Unit 39 - Land reforms in India
Unit 40 - Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth
Unit 41 - Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc
Unit 42 - Investment models
Unit 43 - Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
Unit 44 - Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology
Unit 45 - Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights
Unit 46 - Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
Unit 47 - Disaster and disaster management
Unit 48 - Linkages between development and spread of extremism
Unit 49 - Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security
Unit 50 - Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
Unit 51 - Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
Unit 52 - Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
Unit 53 - Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships
Unit 54 - Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion
Unit 55 - Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections
Unit 56 - Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance
Unit 57 - Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world
Unit 58 - Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance
Unit 59 - Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen's Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption
Unit 60 - Case Studies