The Constitution of India – Preamble, Parts, Schedules, Appendices, Amendments

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The Constitution of India – Preamble, Parts, Schedules, Appendices, Amendments

  • PREAMBLE
  • PARTS
  • SCHEDULES
  • APPENDICES
  • INDEX
  • AMENDMENT ACTS

PREAMBLE

The preamble of the Constitution of India is as follows:

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN
SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:



JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

PARTS

There are twenty two parts in all, each dealing with specific subject. Click on the links to refer each part.

PART I THE UNION AND ITS TERRITORY Art.( 1-4 )
PART II CITIZENSHIP Art.( 5-11 )
PART III FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS Art.( 12-35 )
PART IV DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES OF STATE POLICY Art.( 36-51 )
PART IVA FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES Art.( 51A )
PART V THE UNION Art.( 52-151 )
PART VI THE STATES Art.( 152-237 )
PART VII THE STATES IN PART B OF THE FIRST SCHEDULE Art.( 238 )
PART VIII THE UNION TERRITORIES Art.( 239-243 )
PART IX PANCHAYATS Art.( 243-243zg )
PART IXA MUNICIPALITIES Art.( 243-243zg )
PART X THE SCHEDULED AND TRIBAL AREAS Art.( 244-244A )
PART XI RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNION AND THE STATES Art.( 245-263 )
PART XII FINANCE, PROPERTY, CONTRACTS AND SUITS Art.( 264-300A )
PART XIII TRADE,COMMERCE AND INTERCOURSE WITHIN THE TERRITORY OF INDIA Art.( 301-307 )
PART XIV SERVICES UNDER THE UNION AND THE STATES Art.( 308-323 )
PART XIVA TRIBUNALS Art.( 323A-323B )
PART XV ELECTIONS Art.( 324-329A )
PART XVI SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO CERTAIN CLASSES Art.( 330-342 )
PART XVII OFFICIAL LANGUAGE Art.( 343-351 )
PART XVIII EMERGENCY PROVISIONS Art.( 352-360 )
PART XIX MISCELLANEOUS Art.( 361-367 )
PART XX AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION Art.( 368 )
PART XXI TEMPORARY, TRANSITIONAL AND SPECIAL PROVISIONS Art.( 369-392 )
PART XXII SHORT TITLE,COMMENCEMENT,AUTHORITATIVE TEXT IN HINDI AND REPEALS Art.( 393-395 )

Click here to refer the fill text of the parts at www.india.gov.in

SCHEDULES

There are twelve schedules in all.

FIRST SCHEDULE
[Articles 1 and 4]
I. THE STATES
II. THE UNION TERRITORIES

SECOND SCHEDULE

[Articles 59(3), 65(3), 75(6), 97, 125, 148(3), 158(3), 164(5),186 and 221]



PART A — Provisions as to the President and the Governors of States
PART B — [Repealed.]
PART C — Provisions as to the 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.
PART D — Provisions as to the Judges of the Supreme Court and of the High Courts
PART E — Provisions as to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India

THIRD SCHEDULE — Forms of Oaths or Affirmations

[Articles 75(4), 99, 124(6), 148(2),164(3), 188 and 219]

FOURTH SCHEDULE — Allocation of seats in the Council of States

[Articles 4(1) and 80(2)]

FIFTH SCHEDULE — Provisions as to the Administration and Control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes



[Article 244(1)]

Part A — General
Part B — Administrative and control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes
Part C — Scheduled Areas
Part D — Amendment of the Schedule

SIXTH SCHEDULE — Provisions as to the Administration of Tribal Areas in [the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram]

[Articles 244(2) and 275(1)]

SEVENTH SCHEDULE

(Article 246)

List I-Union List
List II-State List
List III- Concurrent List

EIGHTH SCHEDULE — Languages

[Articles 344(1) and 351]

NINTH SCHEDULE — Validation of certain Acts and Regulations

(Article 31B)

TENTH SCHEDULE — Provisions as to disqualification on ground of defection

[Articles 102(2) and 191(2)]

ELEVENTH SCHEDULE — Powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats

[Article 243G]

TWELTH SCHEDULE — Powers, authority and responsibilites of Municipalities, etc.

[Article 243W]

 

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APPENDICES

APPENDIX I
The Constitution ( Application to Jammu and Kashmir ) Order, 1954.

APPENDIX II

Re-Statement, with reference to the present text of the Constitution, of the exceptions and modifications subjecy to which the Constitution applies to the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

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INDEX

  • Click this link to refer to the index of the India Constitution.

AMENDMENT ACTS

  • Click this link to refer to amendments of the Indian Constitution.

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