The UPSC Mains GS-II is one of the 9 subjective papers in the CSE’s second stage. The UPSC CSE is held over a five-day period. The first 2 papers of the IAS Exam, English and the mandatory Indian language, are qualifying. To be qualified for merit ranking given the content of the UPSC Mains tests and the interview, candidates must score at least 25% in these two.
Earn While You Learn Scheme UPSC Notes
The Earn while you learn scheme was launched by the Ministry of Tourism which aims to inculcate proper tourism travel attributes and knowledge in trainees so that they can work as ‘student volunteers’. The salient features of the earn while you learn scheme are:
# The training course will be open to college students taking graduate courses or graduates between the ages of 18 and 25.
# A transparent approach is used to choose the candidates.
# Each program will take 21 working days to complete.
# The Ministry of Tourism or implementing Institutes formalises the course material in conjunction with stakeholders.
A total of 3806 applicants have been trained as part of the Earn while you learn scheme so far. Dr. K. Chiranjeevi, the Union Minister for Tourism, provided this information in a written response to the Lok Sabha.
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Benefits of Earn While You Learn Scheme
Officials from the Kerala State Higher Education Council, which proposed the recommendations in Earn while you learn scheme, said the effort might have several benefits beyond providing beneficiaries with employable skills. It is expected to go a great way toward assisting folks from economically disadvantaged areas.
According to sources, it might benefit around 3.28 lakh students from 229 government and assisted arts and science institutions connected with Kerala, Calicut, Mahatma Gandhi, and Kannur universities, as well as almost 51,000 students from 179 engineering institutes.
The council has proposed that career-oriented additional courses be designed and that job experience be recognised as part of academic assessment. It has also proposed initiatives to strengthen industry-university collaboration.
UPSC GS 2 Paper 2021 Syllabus
Below you will find the detailed syllabus of the UPSC CSE GS 2 Paper.
|UPSC GS 2 Topic
||UPSC GS 2 Sub-topics
Historical underpinnings of the constitution
Evolution of the Constitution
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the states
Issues and challenges related to the Federal Structure
Devolution of powers and finances up to local government level
Challenges in the devolution of power
Separation of powers between various organs of the government
Dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions
Comparison of India’s constitutional scheme with other countries
|Governance & Polity
Parliament and State Legislatures
Conduct of Business
Powers & Privileges
Issues arising out of Powers & Privileges of legislative bodies
Executive and Judiciary
Ministries and departments of the government
Formal & Informal associations and their role in the polity
Salient features of the People’s Representation Act
Appointment to various constitutional posts
Powers, functions and responsibilities of various constitutional bodies
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
Government policies and interventions for the development of various sectors
Issues arising out of design and implementation of government intervention
Development processes and the development of industry
The role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability
limitations and potential
transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
Role of Civil Services in a Democracy
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by centre and states
The performance of welfare schemes
Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections of the population
Issues related to the development and management of the social sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources
Issues related to poverty and hunger
India and its neighbourhood
Relations between India and neighbouring countries
Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s Interests
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests
Important International institutions, agencies and fora
The UPSC CSE Mains GS 2 paper can be a complicated one to tackle but with the right approach and a lot of preparation time, you can score well in this section. Make sure to read about a new topic everyday and note down the key points for further revision.
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Earn While You Learn Scheme: Key Takeaways for Your UPSC Preparation
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