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CONSTITUTION OF INDIA SCHEDULES OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

SCHEDULES OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

Schedules are lists in the constitution which categorize and tabulate bureaucratic activity and government policy. 

  • First Schedule (Articles 1 and 4) – Lists India’s states and territories, changes in their borders and the laws used to make that change. 
  • Second Schedule – Lists the salaries of public officials, judges, and the comptroller and auditor general. 
  • Third Schedule – Forms of oaths – Lists the oaths of office for elected officials and judges. 
  • Fourth Schedule (Articles 4(1) and 80(2)) – Details the allocation of seats in the Rajya Sabha (upper house of Parliament) by state or union territory. 
  • Fifth Schedule (Article 244(1)) – Provides for the administration and control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes (areas and tribes requiring special protection). 
  • Sixth Schedule (Articles 244(2) and 275(1)) – Provisions made for the administration of tribal areas in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Mizoram. 
  • Seventh Schedule (Article 246) — Central government, state, and concurrent lists of responsibilities 
  • Eighth Schedule (Articles 344(1) and 351) – Official languages 
  • Ninth Schedule (Article 31-B) – Validation of certain acts and regulations 
  • Tenth Schedule (Articles 102(2) and 191(2)) – Anti-defection provisions for members of Parliament and state legislatures. 
  • Eleventh Schedule (Article 243-G) —Panchayat Raj (rural local government) 
  • Twelfth Schedule (Article 243-W) — Municipalities (urban local government) 

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CONSTITUTION OF INDIA structure of indian constitution

STRUCTURE OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

The Indian constitution is the world’s longest for a sovereign nation. At its enactment, it had 395 articles in 22 parts and 8 schedules. It is the second largest active constitution in the world. (largest active constitution- constitution of Alabama). 

The constitution has a preamble and 448 articles, 25 parts and 12 schedules and 5 appendices, it has been amended  103 times; the latest amendment became effective on 14 January 2019.