Arrangement of Constitution

·         Contains 448 Articles divided into XXII Parts
·         12 Schedules
·         5 Appendix

Part
Chapter
Articles
Deals With
I

1-4
The Union and its Territory
II

5-11
Citizenship
III

12-35
Fundamental Rights
IV

36-51
Directive Principles of State Policy
IVA

51A
Fundamental Duties
V

52-151
The Union

I
52-78
The Executive – The President and Vice President, Council of Ministers, The Attorney-General for India, Conduct of Government Business, Duties of Prime Minister as respects the furnishing of information to the President etc.,

II
79-122
Parliament, Conduct of business, Disqualifications of Members, Legislative procedure etc.

III
123
Legislative powers of the President

IV
124-147
The Union Judiciary

V
148-151
Comptroller and Auditor-General of India
VI

152-237
The States

I
152
Definition

II
153-167
The Executive - The Governor, Council of Ministers, The Advocate-General for the State, Conduct of Government business, Duties of Chief Minister as respects the furnishing of information to Governor, etc.

III
168-212
The State Legislature, Disqualification of Members, Legislative Procedure, etc.

IV
213
Legislative power of the Governor

V
214-232
The High Courts in the States

VI
233-237
Subordinate Courts
VII

238
Repealed
VIII

239-242
The Union Territories – administration, High Courts for Union Territories etc.
IX

243-243O
The Panchayats
IXA

243P-243ZG
The Municipalities
X

244-244A
The Scheduled and Tribal Areas
XI

245-263
Relations between the Union and the States

I
245-255
Legislative Relations – distribution of legislative powers, residuary powers of legislation, etc.

II
256-263
Administrative Relations
XII

264-300A
Finance, Property, Contracts and Suits

I
264-291
Finance – taxes, grants, finance commission, recommendations of finance commission, exemption from taxes etc.

II
292-293
Borrowing – by the Government of India and by States.

III
294-300
Property, Contracts, Rights, Liabilities, Obligations and Suits and proceedings

IV
300A
Right to Property
XIII

301-307
Trade, Commerce and Intercourse within theterritory of India
XIV

308-323
Services under the Union and the States

I
308-314
Services – recruitment and conditions of service of persons serving the Union or State,

II
315-323
Public Service Commissions
XIVA

323A-323B
Tribunals
XV

324-329A
Elections
XVI

330-342
Special Provisions relating to certain Classes- Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in House of the People etc., Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
XVII

343-351
Official Language

I
343-344
Language of the Union

II
345-347
Regional Languages

III
348-349
Language of the Supreme Court, High Court etc.

IV
350-351
Special Directives
XVIII

352-360
Emergency Provisions
XIX

361-367
Miscellaneous – protection of President, Governors and Rajpramukhs, abolition of privy purses, special provisions as to major ports and aerodromes etc.
XX

368
Amendment of the Constitution - Power of Parliament and procedure therefore
XXI

369-392
Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions 
XXII

393-395
Short Title, Commencement, Authoritative text in Hindi and Repeals

SCHEDULES TO THE CONSTITUTION
Schedule
Deals With
First
      I.          The States
     II.            The Union Territories
Second
Part A: Provisions as to the President and the Governors
Part B: Omitted
Part C: Provisions as to Speaker, Deputy Speaker etc.
Part D: Provisions as to the Judges of SC and HC
Part E: Provisions as to Comptroller and Auditor-General of India
Third
Forms of Oaths or Affirmations
Fourth
Allocation of seats in the Council of States
Fifth
Provisions as to the Administration and Control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes (contains Parts A, B, C and D)
Sixth
Provisions as to Administration of Tribal Areas in the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram
Seventh
List I : Union List (97 subjects)
List II : State List (66 subjects)
List III : Concurrent List (47 subjects)
Eighth

  • List of 22 languages of India recognized by Constitution
1. Assamese
2. Bengali
3. Gujarati
4. Hindi
5. Kannada
6. Kashmiri
7. Manipuri
8. Malayalam
9. Konkani
10. Marathi
11. Nepali
12. Oriya
13. Punjabi
14. Sanskrit
15. Sindhi
16. Tamil
17. Telugu
18. Urdu
19. Santhali
20. Bodo
21. Maithili
22. Dogri
  • Sindhi was added in 1967 by 21 Amendment
  • Konkani, Manipuri ad Nepali were added in 1992 by 71 amendment Santhali, Maithili, Bodo and Dogri were added in 2003 by 92 amendment
Ninth
Validation of Acts and Regulations though inconsistent with Part III of the Constitution.
Tenth
Provisions as to Disqualification on Ground of Defection.
Eleventh
Powers, Authority and Responsibilities of Panchayat
Twelfth
Powers, Authority and Responsibilities of Municipality

APPENDIX
I
The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954
II
Re-statement, with reference to the present text of the Constitution, of the exceptions and modifications subject to which the Constitution applies to the State of Jammu and Kashmir
III
Extracts from the Constitution (Forty-fourth Amendment) Act, 1978.

IV
The Constitution (Eighty-sixth Amendment) Act, 2002.
V
The Constitution (Eighty-eighth Amendment) Act, 2003.


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