Category Archives: HPAS Syllabus

Issues and Challenges, Programmes and Policies for the Welfare of Differently-Abled Persons, Women and Children in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | November 28, 2021

Women, children, minorities, and differently-abled persons constitute the vulnerable section of any society. In the state of Himachal, the figures say that out of its total population of 68, 64,602 it constitutes 33,82,729 females which is 49.27% showing quite a stable and better sex ratio overall than the national average.  The number of differently-abled persons… Read More »

Structure, Organisation, and Functioning of Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-Judicial Bodies in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | November 27, 2021

STATUTORY BODIES Statutory bodies are non-constitutional bodies as they are not mentioned in the constitution. They are constituted by the act of parliament and state legislation. They are called ‘statutory’ since statutes are the laws made by the parliament or the state legislation and they derive their power from those statutes, hence called statutory bodies.… Read More »

Demographic profile and Human resource, Sectoral distribution of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) -HPAS Mains

By | November 26, 2021

According to the census 2011, the population of Himachal Pradesh was 68,64,602. It constitutes 0.57% of India’s population and ranks 21st position amongst all states and union territories of the country.     Category        Population              %age      Male        34,81,873             50.67      Female        33,82,729             49.29      Decade growth              –          … Read More »

Industrialization in the state of Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | November 26, 2021

INDUSTRIALISATION IN THE STATE In a growing state of economy, industrialization occupies an important place. Besides contributing its share to the overall economic growth and to the state domestic product, it is able to provide gainful employment opportunities to a large section of rural and urban population. It also helps in the utilization of immense… Read More »

Five Years Plans and Vision for the developed Hill States – HPAS Mains

By | November 22, 2021

BACKGROUND: The concept of planning both social and economic is listed in the concurrent list which means that it is a concern of both the government. In 1946 itself, under the interim govt an ‘Advisory Planning Board’ was set up, under the chairmanship of K.C. Neyogi.  After independence, in 1950 the central agency of planning… Read More »

Human Aspects: Quantitative, Qualitative and Temporal Characteristics of Population in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | November 22, 2021

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: Himachal Pradesh came into being on 15th April 1948 as a centrally administered territory by the integration of 30 erstwhile princely states of Shimla. The state was having four districts at that time namely Chamba, Mandi, Mahasu, and Sirmour with a total area of 25,839 sq. km. It got full-fledged statehood on 25th… Read More »

Famous Buddhist Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh

By | January 4, 2021

In the district of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur, there is a strong impact of Buddhism. That is why most of the Buddhist sculptures are found in the monasteries of Lahaul-Spiti. The architecture here is quite different, from what we understand by the hill architecture. The roofs here are flat, walls have marked inward slope and are… Read More »

Administrative reforms for effective public service delivery in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | June 18, 2020

What is Administrative Reform?  Definition 1: The deliberate use of authority and influence in applying new measures to an administrative system in order to change its goals, organizational structures, and procedures with the aim of increasing quality, efficiency, and effectiveness in the development of the services provided. Definition 2: Modernization techniques to improve the performance… Read More »