Indian Constitution Parts and Schedules
Originally the constitution contained 395 articles divided in 22 parts and 8 schedules.At present there are, 448 articles in 25 parts, 12 schedules. The numbering still remains the same but as and when the constitution is amended, new articles are added below original articles with suffix A, B, C etc. For example, when our constitution was amended for adjusting the Right to Education, a new Article 21A was inserted below Article 21.
Parts of Indian Constitution:
The Union and its territory
Art. 1 to 4
Art. 5 to 11
Art. 12 to 35
Art. 36 to 51
Chapter I – The Executive (Art.52 to 78)
Chapter II – Parliament (Art.79 to 122)
Chapter III – Legislative Powers of President (Art.123)
Chapter IV – The Union Judiciary (Art. 124 to 147)
Chapter V – Comptroller and Auditor-General of India (Art.148 to 151)
Art. 52 to 151
Chapter I – General (Art.152)
Chapter II – The Executive (Art.153 to 167)
Chapter III – The State Legislature (Art.168 to 212)
Chapter IV – Legislative Powers of Governor (Art.213)
Chapter V – The High Courts (Art.214 to 232)
Chapter VI – Subordinate Courts (Art.233 to 237)
Art. 152 to 237
States in the B part of the First schedule
The Union Territories
Art. 239 to 242
Art. 243 to 243O
Art. 243P to 243ZG
Art. 243H to 243ZT
The Scheduled and Tribal Areas
Art. 244 to 244A
Relations between the Union and the States
Chapter I – Legislative Relations (Art.245 to 255)
Chapter II – Administrative Relations (Art.256 to 263)
Art. 245 to 263
Finance, Property, Contracts and Suits
Chapter I – Finance (Art.264 to 291)
Chapter II – Borrowing (Art.292 to 293)
Chapter III – Property, Contracts, Rights, Liabilities, Obligations and Suits (Art.294 to 300)
Chapter IV – Right to Property (Art.300-A)
Art. 264 to 300A
Trade, Commerce and Intercourse within the Territory of India
Art. 301 to 307
Services under the Union and the States
Art. 308 to 323
Art. 323A to 323B
Art. 324 to 329A
Special provisions relation to certain classes
Art. 330 to 342
Chapter I – Language of the Union (Art.343 to 344)
Chapter II – Regional Languages (Art.345 to 347)
Chapter III-Language of the Supreme Court, High Courts, and so on (Art.348 to 349)
Chapter IV-Special Directives (Art.350 to 351)
Art. 343 to 351
Art. 352 to 360
Art. 361 to 367
Amendment of the Constitution
Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions
Art. 369 to 392
Short title, commencement, authoritative text in Hindi and repeals
Art. 393 to 395
Indian Constitution Schedules:
Indian Constitution originally had eight schedules. Four more schedules were added by different amendments, now making a total tally of twelve. Schedules are basically tables which contains additional details not mentioned in the articles.
Indian Constitution Schedules 1 to 12
First schedule – The list of states and union territories and their territories
Second schedule – Provisions of the President, Governors of States, Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the House of the People and the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Council of States and the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council of a State, the Judges of the Supreme Court and of the High Courts and the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India the list of states and union territories and their territories.
Third Schedule – The Forms of Oaths or Affirmations.
Fourth Schedule – Provisions as to the allocation of seats in the Council of States.
Fifth Schedule – Provisions as to the Administration and Control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes.
Sixth Schedule – Provisions as to the Administration of Tribal Areas in the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.
Seventh Schedule – The Union list, State list and the concurrent list.
Eighth Schedule – The list of recognized languages.
Ninth Schedule – Provisions as to validation of certain Acts and Regulations.
Tenth Schedule – Provisions as to disqualification on ground of defection.
Eleventh Schedule – The powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats.
Twelfth Schedule – The powers, authority and responsibilities of Municipalities.