Mewar Bhil Corps: MBC

Mewar Bhil Corp (MBC) – special division of Rajasthan Police marked its 176th foundation day this year. The Mewar Bhil Corp has a long, valiant and successful history of service and patriotism. In 1837, Col. James Outram, the Political Agent of Mahikanta, proposed the establishment of a Bhil corps under the command of a British officer. As a result, Mewar Bhil Corps was established on 1 January 1841. Why Mewar Bhil Corps Continue Reading

Ethics of Bhagavad Gita and its role in Administration

Bhagavad Gita & Ethics: Introduction The Bhagavad Gita (literal meaning ‘the songs of the Lord‘) is one of the celebrated sacred works of Hindus. Considered as an important piece of Smrti literature, the Gita is narrated by Sanjay to the blind king Dhritarashtra and it contains seven hundred verses spread over eighteen chapters or discoverers. The word ‘ethics’ comes from the Greek word ‘ethikos’. It refers to one’s moral character Continue Reading

Rajasthan Sampark: Good Governance Initiative

Information technology is an important ingredient in bringing about transparency in the governance and allowing direct interface of citizens with government. Keeping in mind these advantages, Rajasthan Government launched an online portal Rajasthan Sampark dedicated towards providing citizens with a centralized platform with facility to lodge his/ her grievances to the respective departments. Rajasthan Sampark: Introduction Basic idea behind launch of Rajasthan Sampark Portal is to provide citizens with facility to register complaints pertaining Continue Reading

Rajasthan State Commission for Women: RSCW: Introduction and Recent Initiatives

RSCW: Background An international treaty, CEDAW (Convention on Elimination of Discrimination against Women) to ensure women’s empowerment was signed in 1979. India signed this treaty with some amendments on 9 July, 1993 and in consonance to International efforts for women’s empowerment, National Policy for Women was declared in 1996. Subsequently, National Commission for Women and State Commissions for Women were constituted. On 23th April 1999, the state government introduced Rajasthan Continue Reading

System of Governance in India

To understand the system of governance in India is simple terms, we shall start by dividing Governance in three parts – What to Govern – Areas/ Sectors How to Govern – Rules/Acts/Policies/Schemes Who Governs – Departments/authorities   What to Govern: Areas/Sectors The system of governance in India is a unique mix of both unitary ( all powers with centre) and federal (all powers with state) system. To simplify the areas Continue Reading

Administrative Ethics: Code of Conduct & Ethics for Civil Servants

Why do we need a Code of Conduct & Code of Ethics for Civil Servants? Ethics is a set of principles of right conduct. It has been defined as a set of values and principles, which helps guide behavior, choice and actions.Organizations as well as individuals have ethical standards Needed: 1. Ensure   – consistent approach   – responsibilities and making decisions 2. Civil servants — special obligations — responsible for managing Continue Reading

Administrative Ethics: 01: Glossary

General Studies Paper III of RAS mains consists of topic: Administrative Ethics. The new UPSC pattern also lays huge importance on Ethics & Values and there is general Studies Paper IV of 250 marks dedicated only to public service ethics and its application. Consequently, we should also treat ethics important for RAS mains. We shall deal with this topic strictly in line with RAS syllabus and Competition perspective. To start, Continue Reading

Governor in Indian Polity (Part-I )

Dealt in: Part VI of Constitution. (Deals with government in states, not applicable in J&K). State Executive includes: The Governor Chief Minister Council of Ministers Advocate General of State. No office of Vice-governor. Governor: Dual Role Nominal Executive head (Constitutional Head) Agent of the Central Government 7th Constitutional Amendment 1956(CA): Allowed appointment of same person as governor for two or more states. Appointment: Appointed by President by warrant under his Continue Reading

Origin & Growth: Rajasthan Legislative Assembly

The evolution of the House of People’s Representative in Rajasthan – the erstwhile Rajputana – is one of the important developments in the annals of the constitutional history of India. Rajputana consisting of twenty-two small and big Princely States. Though these Princely States were declared to have been annexed to the Union of India on 15 August, 1947, the process of merger and their unification became complete only in April, Continue Reading