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List of Schedules in Indian Constitution

Schedules are lists in the Indian Constitution which are to categorize and tabulate bureaucratic activity and government policies. They contain the additional details that aren’t mentioned in the articles. The first-ever mention of the Schedules was made in the ‘Government of India Act, 1935, during which there were 10 Schedules in consideration. Later, after independence, when the constitution was adopted, originally, there were 8 Schedules in the Indian constitution, but four more were added through different amendments, making them a total of twelve now. 

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In this article, we will provide you with a list of Schedules of the Indian Constitution and the Constitutional articles included in them. This topic is important for the UPSC CSE exam from the perspective of Indian Polity (Mains GS-II). 

Below is a brief description of the Schedules of the Indian Constitution

  1. First Schedule of Indian Constitution – This Schedule lists the Indian states and union territories. It also includes Territorial Jurisdiction of states, i.e., changes in the borders and laws that it involves. 
  2. Second Schedule of Indian Constitution – This Schedule includes the provisions related to the allowances, privileges, and emoluments of:  
    • Public officials – President of India, Governors of Indian States, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Legislative assemblies of Indian States, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Legislative Councils of Indian States. 
    •  Judges – Supreme Court Judges, High Court Judges. 
    • Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) 
  1. Third Schedule of Indian Constitution – This Schedule consists of forms and oaths, and affirmations for elected officials and judges. 
    1. Union Ministers of India 
    2. Parliament Election Candidates 
    3. Members of Parliament 
    4. Supreme Court Judges 
    5. Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) 
    6. State Ministers 
    7. State Legislature Election’s Candidates 
    8. State Legislature Ministers 
    9. High Court Judges 
  2. Fourth Schedule of Indian Constitution – This Schedule consists of provisions related to the allocation of seats in the Rajya Sabha by State or Union Territory. 
  3. Fifth Schedule of Indian Constitution – This Schedule consists of provisions related to administration and control of Scheduled areas and Scheduled tribes that require special protection. 
  4. Sixth Schedule of Indian Constitution – This Schedule consists of provisions related to the administration and control of tribal areas in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Mizoram. 
  5. Seventh Schedule of Indian Constitution – This Schedule deals with Central government, state, and concurrent lists of legislation. 
  6. Eighth Schedule of Indian Constitution – This Schedule deals with the 22 recognized official languages of the Indian Constitution. 
    • Assamese 
    • Bengali 
    • Bodo 
    • Dogri (Dongri) 
    • Gujarati 
    • Hindi 
    • Kannada 
    • Kashmiri 
    • Konkani 
    • Mathili (Maithili) 
    • Malayalam 
    • Manipuri 
    • Marathi 
    • Nepali 
    • Oriya 
    • Punjabi 
    • Sanskrit 
    • Santhali 
    • Sindhi 
    • Tamil 
    • Telugu 
    • Urdu 
  1. Ninth Schedule of Indian Constitution – This Schedule deals with the Validation of certain acts and regulations of (i) The Parliament in dealing with other matters, (ii) The state that deals with land reforms, and the abolition of the zamindari system. This Schedule was added in the 1st Amendment Act 1951 to protect the laws included in it from judicial review on the ground that they violated fundamental rights. Later in 2007, the Supreme court ruled that the laws included in this provision after April 24, 1973, are now open to judicial review. 
  2. Tenth Schedule of Indian Constitution – This Schedule consists of anti-defection provisions for the members of Parliament and State Legislatures. This Schedule was added by the 52nd Amendment Act of 1985, which is also called Anti-defection Law. 
  3. Eleventh Schedule of Indian Constitution – This Schedule consists of provisions that specify the powers, authority, and responsibilities of Panchayats. It consists of 29 matters. This Schedule was added by the 73rd Amendment Act of 1992. 
  4. Twelfth Schedule of India Constitution – This Schedule deals with the provisions that specify the powers, authority, and responsibilities of Municipalities. It consists of 18 matters. This Schedule was added by the 74th Amendment Act of 1992. 

Constitutional Articles that are related to the Schedules of the Indian Constitutional

  1. First Schedule – Article 1 and Article 4. 
  2. Second Schedule – Articles 59(3), 65(3), 75(6), 97, 125, 148(3), 158(3), 164(5), 186, and 221. 
  3. Third Schedule – Articles 75(4), 99, 124(6), 148(2), 164(3), 188, and 219. 
  4. Fourth Schedule – Article 4(1) and Article 80(2). 
  5. Fifth Schedule – Article 244(1). 
  6. Sixth Schedule – Article 244(2) and Article 275(1). 
  7. Seventh Schedule – Article 246. 
  8. Eighth Schedule – Article 344(1) and Article 351 
  9. Ninth Schedule – Article 31-B 
  10. Tenth Schedule – Article 102(2) and Article 191(2). 
  11. Eleventh Schedule – Article 243-G 
  12. Twelfth Schedule – Article 243-W. 

 

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