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04-08-2020
1
04-AUGUST-2020
S. No News Articles
Page Number* 
C B D H T
1 Ramesh Kumar takes charge as Andhra SEC 8 8 8 8 8
2 A year on, Article 370 and Kashmir mythmaking (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
3 A change that hit federalism, inclusion (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
4 Time to unlock (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
5 MGNREGS running out of funds 11 11 11 11 11
6 Puducherry notifies Act to regulate street vending 5 - - - -
7 Report on leopard sightings soon
14 14 16 14 14
8 Prelims Practice Questions
The Hindu News Analysis – 4
th
August 2020 
Page 2


04-08-2020
1
04-AUGUST-2020
S. No News Articles
Page Number* 
C B D H T
1 Ramesh Kumar takes charge as Andhra SEC 8 8 8 8 8
2 A year on, Article 370 and Kashmir mythmaking (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
3 A change that hit federalism, inclusion (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
4 Time to unlock (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
5 MGNREGS running out of funds 11 11 11 11 11
6 Puducherry notifies Act to regulate street vending 5 - - - -
7 Report on leopard sightings soon
14 14 16 14 14
8 Prelims Practice Questions
The Hindu News Analysis – 4
th
August 2020 
04-08-2020
2
Pg – 8 – C, B, D, H, T
Part A—Preliminary Examination
Paper I - (200 marks) 
• Current events of national and international importance.
• Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political
System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc
Part B—Main Examination 
PAPER-III 
General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity,
Social Justice and International relations.
• Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution,
features, amendments, significant provisions and basic
structure.
• Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning,
conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising
out of these.
• Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers,
functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional
Bodies
Background
• March 2020 - State Election Commissioner
(SEC) of A.P. postponed local body elections due
to COVID-19 threat.
• The State Government filed a Writ petition in
the Supreme court which refused to interfere
with the decision of the SEC.
• April 2020 - the Governor of A.P. promulgated
the AP Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment)
Ordinance, 2020, which amended A.P. Panchayat
Raj Act, 1994.
• In pursuance of the 2020 ordinance, the
Governor also issued the A.P. Panchayat Raj
(Salaries and Allowances, Conditions of
Service and Tenure of SEC) Rules, 2020.
• Actions prematurely terminated the tenure of
incumbent SEC – new SEC was appointed.
Page 3


04-08-2020
1
04-AUGUST-2020
S. No News Articles
Page Number* 
C B D H T
1 Ramesh Kumar takes charge as Andhra SEC 8 8 8 8 8
2 A year on, Article 370 and Kashmir mythmaking (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
3 A change that hit federalism, inclusion (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
4 Time to unlock (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
5 MGNREGS running out of funds 11 11 11 11 11
6 Puducherry notifies Act to regulate street vending 5 - - - -
7 Report on leopard sightings soon
14 14 16 14 14
8 Prelims Practice Questions
The Hindu News Analysis – 4
th
August 2020 
04-08-2020
2
Pg – 8 – C, B, D, H, T
Part A—Preliminary Examination
Paper I - (200 marks) 
• Current events of national and international importance.
• Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political
System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc
Part B—Main Examination 
PAPER-III 
General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity,
Social Justice and International relations.
• Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution,
features, amendments, significant provisions and basic
structure.
• Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning,
conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising
out of these.
• Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers,
functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional
Bodies
Background
• March 2020 - State Election Commissioner
(SEC) of A.P. postponed local body elections due
to COVID-19 threat.
• The State Government filed a Writ petition in
the Supreme court which refused to interfere
with the decision of the SEC.
• April 2020 - the Governor of A.P. promulgated
the AP Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment)
Ordinance, 2020, which amended A.P. Panchayat
Raj Act, 1994.
• In pursuance of the 2020 ordinance, the
Governor also issued the A.P. Panchayat Raj
(Salaries and Allowances, Conditions of
Service and Tenure of SEC) Rules, 2020.
• Actions prematurely terminated the tenure of
incumbent SEC – new SEC was appointed.
04-08-2020
3
Order of AP High Court – May 29, 2020
• Sets aside both the ordinance and the 2020
rules.
• The existing circumstances at the time of
promulgation was not necessary to come up
with an ordinance and the promulgated
ordinance was actuated by fraud on power.
• Appointment of SEC is made by Governor under
his discretionary power
• In clause 2, the expression ‘conditions of
service and tenure of office’ does not include
‘appointment’ – ‘on appointment and holding of
post of SEC, the conditions of service and
tenure of office may be as per any law made
by State legislature or as determined by the
Rules made by the Governor’.
24 3K. E l e c t io n s t o t h e Pa n c h a ya t s . —
( 1) T h e s up e rin t e n d e n c e , d ire c t io n a n d c o n t ro l o f
t h e p re p a r a t io n o f e l e c t o ra l ro l l s f o r, a n d t h e
c o n d uc t o f , a l l e l e c t io n s t o t h e Pa n c h a ya t s s h a l l
b e v e s t e d in a S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n
c o n s is t in g o f a S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r t o
b e a p p o in t e d b y t h e G o v e rn o r.
( 2) S ub j e c t t o t h e p ro v is io n s o f a n y l a w m a d e b y
t h e L e gis l a t ure o f a S t a t e , t h e c o n d it i o n s o f
s e rv ic e a n d t e n ure o f o f f ic e o f t h e S t a t e
E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l b e s uc h a s t h e
G o v e rn o r m a y b y rul e d e t e rm in e : Pr o v id e d t h a t
t h e S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l n o t b e
re m o v e d f ro m h is o f f ic e e x c e p t in l ike m a n n e r
a n d o n t h e l ike g ro un d s a s a J u d ge o f a H igh
C o urt a n d t h e c o n d it io n s o f s e rv ic e o f t h e
S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l n o t b e v a rie d
t o h is d is a d v a n t a ge a f t e r h is a p p o in t m e n t .
Order of AP High Court – May 29, 2020
• An SEC can only be removed by following
constitutional procedure prescribed in Article
243K (2)
• It set aside the order appointing
the new SEC, and ordered to restore the
position of Mr. Ramesh Kumar as SEC until the
completion of his tenure.
24 3K. E l e c t io n s t o t h e Pa n c h a ya t s . —
( 1) T h e s up e rin t e n d e n c e , d ire c t io n a n d c o n t ro l o f
t h e p re p a r a t io n o f e l e c t o ra l ro l l s f o r, a n d t h e
c o n d uc t o f , a l l e l e c t io n s t o t h e Pa n c h a ya t s s h a l l
b e v e s t e d in a S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n
c o n s is t in g o f a S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r t o
b e a p p o in t e d b y t h e G o v e rn o r.
( 2) S ub j e c t t o t h e p ro v is io n s o f a n y l a w m a d e b y
t h e L e gis l a t ure o f a S t a t e , t h e c o n d it i o n s o f
s e rv ic e a n d t e n ure o f o f f ic e o f t h e S t a t e
E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l b e s uc h a s t h e
G o v e rn o r m a y b y rul e d e t e rm in e : Pr o v id e d t h a t
t h e S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l n o t b e
re m o v e d f ro m h is o f f ic e e x c e p t in l ike m a n n e r
a n d o n t h e l ike g ro un d s a s a J u d ge o f a H igh
C o urt a n d t h e c o n d it io n s o f s e rv ic e o f t h e
S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l n o t b e v a rie d
t o h is d is a d v a n t a ge a f t e r h is a p p o in t m e n t .
Page 4


04-08-2020
1
04-AUGUST-2020
S. No News Articles
Page Number* 
C B D H T
1 Ramesh Kumar takes charge as Andhra SEC 8 8 8 8 8
2 A year on, Article 370 and Kashmir mythmaking (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
3 A change that hit federalism, inclusion (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
4 Time to unlock (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
5 MGNREGS running out of funds 11 11 11 11 11
6 Puducherry notifies Act to regulate street vending 5 - - - -
7 Report on leopard sightings soon
14 14 16 14 14
8 Prelims Practice Questions
The Hindu News Analysis – 4
th
August 2020 
04-08-2020
2
Pg – 8 – C, B, D, H, T
Part A—Preliminary Examination
Paper I - (200 marks) 
• Current events of national and international importance.
• Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political
System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc
Part B—Main Examination 
PAPER-III 
General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity,
Social Justice and International relations.
• Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution,
features, amendments, significant provisions and basic
structure.
• Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning,
conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising
out of these.
• Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers,
functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional
Bodies
Background
• March 2020 - State Election Commissioner
(SEC) of A.P. postponed local body elections due
to COVID-19 threat.
• The State Government filed a Writ petition in
the Supreme court which refused to interfere
with the decision of the SEC.
• April 2020 - the Governor of A.P. promulgated
the AP Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment)
Ordinance, 2020, which amended A.P. Panchayat
Raj Act, 1994.
• In pursuance of the 2020 ordinance, the
Governor also issued the A.P. Panchayat Raj
(Salaries and Allowances, Conditions of
Service and Tenure of SEC) Rules, 2020.
• Actions prematurely terminated the tenure of
incumbent SEC – new SEC was appointed.
04-08-2020
3
Order of AP High Court – May 29, 2020
• Sets aside both the ordinance and the 2020
rules.
• The existing circumstances at the time of
promulgation was not necessary to come up
with an ordinance and the promulgated
ordinance was actuated by fraud on power.
• Appointment of SEC is made by Governor under
his discretionary power
• In clause 2, the expression ‘conditions of
service and tenure of office’ does not include
‘appointment’ – ‘on appointment and holding of
post of SEC, the conditions of service and
tenure of office may be as per any law made
by State legislature or as determined by the
Rules made by the Governor’.
24 3K. E l e c t io n s t o t h e Pa n c h a ya t s . —
( 1) T h e s up e rin t e n d e n c e , d ire c t io n a n d c o n t ro l o f
t h e p re p a r a t io n o f e l e c t o ra l ro l l s f o r, a n d t h e
c o n d uc t o f , a l l e l e c t io n s t o t h e Pa n c h a ya t s s h a l l
b e v e s t e d in a S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n
c o n s is t in g o f a S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r t o
b e a p p o in t e d b y t h e G o v e rn o r.
( 2) S ub j e c t t o t h e p ro v is io n s o f a n y l a w m a d e b y
t h e L e gis l a t ure o f a S t a t e , t h e c o n d it i o n s o f
s e rv ic e a n d t e n ure o f o f f ic e o f t h e S t a t e
E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l b e s uc h a s t h e
G o v e rn o r m a y b y rul e d e t e rm in e : Pr o v id e d t h a t
t h e S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l n o t b e
re m o v e d f ro m h is o f f ic e e x c e p t in l ike m a n n e r
a n d o n t h e l ike g ro un d s a s a J u d ge o f a H igh
C o urt a n d t h e c o n d it io n s o f s e rv ic e o f t h e
S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l n o t b e v a rie d
t o h is d is a d v a n t a ge a f t e r h is a p p o in t m e n t .
Order of AP High Court – May 29, 2020
• An SEC can only be removed by following
constitutional procedure prescribed in Article
243K (2)
• It set aside the order appointing
the new SEC, and ordered to restore the
position of Mr. Ramesh Kumar as SEC until the
completion of his tenure.
24 3K. E l e c t io n s t o t h e Pa n c h a ya t s . —
( 1) T h e s up e rin t e n d e n c e , d ire c t io n a n d c o n t ro l o f
t h e p re p a r a t io n o f e l e c t o ra l ro l l s f o r, a n d t h e
c o n d uc t o f , a l l e l e c t io n s t o t h e Pa n c h a ya t s s h a l l
b e v e s t e d in a S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n
c o n s is t in g o f a S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r t o
b e a p p o in t e d b y t h e G o v e rn o r.
( 2) S ub j e c t t o t h e p ro v is io n s o f a n y l a w m a d e b y
t h e L e gis l a t ure o f a S t a t e , t h e c o n d it i o n s o f
s e rv ic e a n d t e n ure o f o f f ic e o f t h e S t a t e
E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l b e s uc h a s t h e
G o v e rn o r m a y b y rul e d e t e rm in e : Pr o v id e d t h a t
t h e S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l n o t b e
re m o v e d f ro m h is o f f ic e e x c e p t in l ike m a n n e r
a n d o n t h e l ike g ro un d s a s a J u d ge o f a H igh
C o urt a n d t h e c o n d it io n s o f s e rv ic e o f t h e
S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l n o t b e v a rie d
t o h is d is a d v a n t a ge a f t e r h is a p p o in t m e n t .
04-08-2020
4
Practice Question – Prelims
Q. Consider the following pairs:
1. Article 123 – Ordinance making power of the
President
2. Article 213 – Ordinance making power of the
Governor
3. Article 214 – High Courts for States
4. Article 241 – High Courts for Union territories
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
(a) None
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Page 5


04-08-2020
1
04-AUGUST-2020
S. No News Articles
Page Number* 
C B D H T
1 Ramesh Kumar takes charge as Andhra SEC 8 8 8 8 8
2 A year on, Article 370 and Kashmir mythmaking (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
3 A change that hit federalism, inclusion (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
4 Time to unlock (Editorial) 6 6 6 6 6
5 MGNREGS running out of funds 11 11 11 11 11
6 Puducherry notifies Act to regulate street vending 5 - - - -
7 Report on leopard sightings soon
14 14 16 14 14
8 Prelims Practice Questions
The Hindu News Analysis – 4
th
August 2020 
04-08-2020
2
Pg – 8 – C, B, D, H, T
Part A—Preliminary Examination
Paper I - (200 marks) 
• Current events of national and international importance.
• Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political
System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc
Part B—Main Examination 
PAPER-III 
General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity,
Social Justice and International relations.
• Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution,
features, amendments, significant provisions and basic
structure.
• Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning,
conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising
out of these.
• Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers,
functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional
Bodies
Background
• March 2020 - State Election Commissioner
(SEC) of A.P. postponed local body elections due
to COVID-19 threat.
• The State Government filed a Writ petition in
the Supreme court which refused to interfere
with the decision of the SEC.
• April 2020 - the Governor of A.P. promulgated
the AP Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment)
Ordinance, 2020, which amended A.P. Panchayat
Raj Act, 1994.
• In pursuance of the 2020 ordinance, the
Governor also issued the A.P. Panchayat Raj
(Salaries and Allowances, Conditions of
Service and Tenure of SEC) Rules, 2020.
• Actions prematurely terminated the tenure of
incumbent SEC – new SEC was appointed.
04-08-2020
3
Order of AP High Court – May 29, 2020
• Sets aside both the ordinance and the 2020
rules.
• The existing circumstances at the time of
promulgation was not necessary to come up
with an ordinance and the promulgated
ordinance was actuated by fraud on power.
• Appointment of SEC is made by Governor under
his discretionary power
• In clause 2, the expression ‘conditions of
service and tenure of office’ does not include
‘appointment’ – ‘on appointment and holding of
post of SEC, the conditions of service and
tenure of office may be as per any law made
by State legislature or as determined by the
Rules made by the Governor’.
24 3K. E l e c t io n s t o t h e Pa n c h a ya t s . —
( 1) T h e s up e rin t e n d e n c e , d ire c t io n a n d c o n t ro l o f
t h e p re p a r a t io n o f e l e c t o ra l ro l l s f o r, a n d t h e
c o n d uc t o f , a l l e l e c t io n s t o t h e Pa n c h a ya t s s h a l l
b e v e s t e d in a S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n
c o n s is t in g o f a S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r t o
b e a p p o in t e d b y t h e G o v e rn o r.
( 2) S ub j e c t t o t h e p ro v is io n s o f a n y l a w m a d e b y
t h e L e gis l a t ure o f a S t a t e , t h e c o n d it i o n s o f
s e rv ic e a n d t e n ure o f o f f ic e o f t h e S t a t e
E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l b e s uc h a s t h e
G o v e rn o r m a y b y rul e d e t e rm in e : Pr o v id e d t h a t
t h e S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l n o t b e
re m o v e d f ro m h is o f f ic e e x c e p t in l ike m a n n e r
a n d o n t h e l ike g ro un d s a s a J u d ge o f a H igh
C o urt a n d t h e c o n d it io n s o f s e rv ic e o f t h e
S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l n o t b e v a rie d
t o h is d is a d v a n t a ge a f t e r h is a p p o in t m e n t .
Order of AP High Court – May 29, 2020
• An SEC can only be removed by following
constitutional procedure prescribed in Article
243K (2)
• It set aside the order appointing
the new SEC, and ordered to restore the
position of Mr. Ramesh Kumar as SEC until the
completion of his tenure.
24 3K. E l e c t io n s t o t h e Pa n c h a ya t s . —
( 1) T h e s up e rin t e n d e n c e , d ire c t io n a n d c o n t ro l o f
t h e p re p a r a t io n o f e l e c t o ra l ro l l s f o r, a n d t h e
c o n d uc t o f , a l l e l e c t io n s t o t h e Pa n c h a ya t s s h a l l
b e v e s t e d in a S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n
c o n s is t in g o f a S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r t o
b e a p p o in t e d b y t h e G o v e rn o r.
( 2) S ub j e c t t o t h e p ro v is io n s o f a n y l a w m a d e b y
t h e L e gis l a t ure o f a S t a t e , t h e c o n d it i o n s o f
s e rv ic e a n d t e n ure o f o f f ic e o f t h e S t a t e
E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l b e s uc h a s t h e
G o v e rn o r m a y b y rul e d e t e rm in e : Pr o v id e d t h a t
t h e S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l n o t b e
re m o v e d f ro m h is o f f ic e e x c e p t in l ike m a n n e r
a n d o n t h e l ike g ro un d s a s a J u d ge o f a H igh
C o urt a n d t h e c o n d it io n s o f s e rv ic e o f t h e
S t a t e E l e c t io n C o m m is s io n e r s h a l l n o t b e v a rie d
t o h is d is a d v a n t a ge a f t e r h is a p p o in t m e n t .
04-08-2020
4
Practice Question – Prelims
Q. Consider the following pairs:
1. Article 123 – Ordinance making power of the
President
2. Article 213 – Ordinance making power of the
Governor
3. Article 214 – High Courts for States
4. Article 241 – High Courts for Union territories
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
(a) None
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
04-08-2020
5
Pg – 6 – C, B, D, H, T
Part A—Preliminary Examination
Paper I - (200 marks) 
• Current events of national and international importance.
• Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political
System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc
Part B—Main Examination 
PAPER-III 
General Studies-I : Indian Heritage and Culture, History
and Geography of the World and Society
• Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within
the country.
General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity,
Social Justice and International relations.
• 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.
PAPER-IV
General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development,
Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster
Management
• Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Role 
of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to 
internal security. 
• Security challenges and their management in border areas -
linkages of organized crime with terrorism
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