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IAS Mains (Syllabus)

Constitution of India


  • Appointment of various constitutional posts, powers, function and their responsibilities
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi- judicial bodies including NITI Aayog their responsibilities

Constitutional Bodies

Election Commission

Part XV (Election) (Art 324 to 329)

Appointment of election commissioner 324 (2)

Superintendence, direction and control of elections to be vested in an election commission (Art 324)

  • Election commission is appointed by president of India
  • Union public service commission (UPSC)
  • State public service commission (SPSC)

Chapter-II Part (XIV)

Article 315 to 323

  • Public service commission for the union and for the states (Art 315)
  • Appointment and term of office of members (Art 316)
  • Removal and suspension of a member of a public service commission (317) & Remaining Article (318 to 323)

Article 338

National commission for SC, ST and OBC

  • National Commission for SC (Art 338)
    • Appointment
    • Duty & Power
  • National Commission for ST (Art 338 A)
    • Appointment
    • Duty & Power
  • National Commission for OBC (Art 338 B)
    • Appointment
    • Duty & Power
  • Related Amendments
  • Art 338 A inserted by eighty-ninth amendment act 2003, sec 3 (w.e.f. 19.02.2004)

Part XVII (Official Language)

  • Special officers for language minorities  (Art 350 B)
  • Art 350 B (I) à Appointment
  • CAG (Controller and auditor, general of India)

Chapter V Part V

Article-148 to 151

  • Attorney- General for India (Art 76)

Statutory Bodies

  • National Human right commission
  • National Commission for women
  • National commission for minorities
  • National law commission
  • National consumer dispute redressal commission
  • Armed force tribunal
  • Adverting standard council of India
  • Competition commission of India
  • Biodiversity authority of India
  • Press Council of India
  • Directorate general of civil Aviation
  • Inland water ways Authority of India
  • Insurance regulatory Authority of India
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • Security and exchange board of India
  • Telecom dispute settlement and appellate tribunal
  • Telecom regulatory authority of India
  • Central Pollution control Board
  • Financial stability and development council
  • Medical council of India
  • Pension fund regulatory and development authority

Quasi- Judicial Bodies

  • State Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal
  • Appellate Tribunal for electricity
  • Railway Claim Tributional
  • Banking ombudsman act ……

NITI Aayog

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