Schedules in the Indian Constitution

The original Indian Constitution contained 8 Schedules, but in present there are 12 Schedules in the Constitution. 4 Schedules were added later under different Amendment Acts. The Schedules are the important part of the Constitution and are generally mentioned at the end of the Constitution.

The Schedules of Indian Constitution contains:

schedules in the indian constitution
schedules in the indian constitution

** FIRST SCHEDULE = contains the state and union territories of India. In present there are 28 states and 7 union territories.

** SECOND SCHEDULE = contains the information regarding the salary of the President of India, the Governor of a state, the Chief Justice of India, judges of the Supreme Court, high court, and other courts etc.

** THIRD SCHEDULE = contains the forms of Oaths and Affirmations.

** FOURTH SCHEDULE = contains the information regarding the allocation of seats to each states/Union Territories in the Rajya Sabha.

** FIFTH SCHEDULE = contains the provisions regarding the control and administration of Scheduled areas and Scheduled Tribes.

** SIXTH SCHEDULE = contains the provisions regarding the control and administration of Tribal Areas in Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Tripura.

** SEVENTH SCHEDULE = contains the three lists of powers as central, state and concurrent lists.

** EIGHTH SCHEDULE = contains all national official languages.

** NINTH SCHEDULE = (was added by the 1st Amendment Act, 1951)
It contains a list of acquisition laws.

** TENTH SCHEDULE = (was added by the 52nd Amendment Act, 1985)
It contains provisions of ‘Anti Defection’ for the members of Parliament and the members of state legislature.

** ELEVENTH SCHEDULE = (was added by the 73rd Amendment Act, 1992)
It contains provisions regarding the Panchayat Raj.

** TWELFTH SCHEDULE = (was added by the 74th Amendment Act, 1992)
It contains provisions regarding the Municipalities.

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