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Indian Constitution : Parts and Schedules

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:

Part

Subject

Articles

Part I

The Union and its territory

Art. 1 to 4

Part II

Citizenship

Art. 5 to 11

Part III

Fundamental Rights

Art. 12 to 35

Part IV

Directive Principles

Art. 36 to 51

Part IVA

Fundamental Duties

Art. 51A

Part V

The Union

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

Part VI

The States

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

Part VII

States in the B part of the First schedule
Repealed by Const. (7th Amendment) Act, 1956

 

Part VIII

The Union Territories

Art. 239 to 242

Part IX

The Panchayats

Art. 243 to 243O

Part IXA

The Muncipalities

Art. 243P to 243ZG

Part IXB

Co-operative Societies

Art. 243H to 243ZT

Part X

The Scheduled and Tribal Areas

Art. 244 to 244A

Part XI

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

Part XII

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

Part XIII

Trade, Commerce and Intercourse within the Territory of India

Art. 301 to 307

Part XIV

Services under the Union and the States

Art. 308 to 323

Part XIVA

Tribunals

Art. 323A to 323B

Part XV

Elections

Art. 324 to 329A

Part XVI

Special provisions relation to certain classes

Art. 330 to 342

Part XVII

Official Language

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

Part XVIII

Emergency Provisions

Art. 352 to 360

Part XIX

Miscellaneous

Art. 361 to 367

Part XX

Amendment of the Constitution

Art. 368

Part XXI

Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions

Art. 369 to 392

Part XXII

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.