Category Archives: HPAS

IT policy of Himachal Pradesh and its role in governance – HPAS Mains

By | February 13, 2022

E-Governance– Electronic governance is defined as the application of information and communication technology for providing government services, exchange of information, transactions, integration of existing services and information portal. IT policy has been formulated in 2001 in Himachal Pradesh with a view to promote entrepreneurship, spread digital technology, improve social equity and justice through information technology… Read More »

Geographical Regions of Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | February 3, 2022

GS-1 UNIT – 1; SUB-UNIT-2 Geographical region of Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh is bound between 30˚22 to 33˚12 north latitude and 75˚47 to 79˚4 east longitude. To the east, it forms India’s border with Tibet, to the north lies UT of Jammu & Kashmir, the state of Uttrakhand in the south–east, Haryana in the south… Read More »

Enactments made by the Himachal Pradesh Government to protect and promote the interests of an agrarian society – HPAS Mains

By | January 24, 2022

Land Reforms Legislations – Land Legislations Himachal Pradesh was formed as a Chief Commissioner’s province on 15th April, 1948 by merger of the erstwhile princely States of Mandi, Chamba, Sirmour, Suket and a number of Shimla Hill States. The District Bilaspur was integrated in Himachal on 1st July, 1954. In the erstwhile princely States, a… Read More »

Cybercrime and drug menace – the mechanism to detect and control it in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | January 23, 2022

                                                                   Drug Menace Drug abuse– refers to the illicit drugs, non-medicinal use of several substances which includes cannabis, opium, heroin, cocaine. According to the recent report 2020, 3.2% of the Himachal Pradesh population use charas, ganja which is above average. Causes of drug abuse- Biological factor- Family history and genetic susceptibility Personality disorder or medical… Read More »

Skilled / Unskilled labour in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | January 11, 2022

Progressive reduction of unemployment and creation of employment opportunities has been one of the principal objectives of economic planning ever since the plan effort was undertaken in Himachal pradesh. Expansion of employment opportunities is a sine-qua-non to cover the backlog of unemployment and also to provide additional employment to the new entrants in the labour… Read More »

Tax base, Pros and Cons of Special Category status of Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | January 11, 2022

Tax base collection Revenue comprises all the receipts of the government from taxes, custom duties, revenue from state-owned enterprises, capital revenues, and foreign aid. As per the HP budget estimates, the revenue receipts of the government for the year 2020-21 were estimated to be 24.56 % of the GSDP which were 19.86% in 2019-20 estimates.… Read More »

Growth of Industrial areas and types of Industries in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | January 10, 2022

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 »

Tribal welfare administration, Tribal sub-plan, and Single-line administration in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | January 9, 2022

Article 244 of the Indian constitution empowers the President to declare any area as a scheduled area or as a tribal area. Criteria to declare any area as a scheduled/tribal area- Distinctive culture Geographic isolation Economic backwardness Primitive traits Tribal welfare administration is significant to provide better administration along with improving the socio-economic development of… Read More »