What are the Schedules to the Constitution of India? What are the purpose / description of Schedules?

Schedules to the Constitution of India and its description / purpose are:

 

 

Schedules

Description / Purposes

First Schedule

Territorial demarcations of States and Union Territories (29 states and 7 Union Territories)

States and Union Territories - Article 1 and 4

Second Schedule

President and Governor of States

Payment to President, Governors, Speakers, Comptroller and Auditor General of India etc

Third Schedule

Form of oath or affirmations

Fourth Schedule

Allocation of seats in Rajya Sabha (Total 233 seats and 12 Nominated. A maximum of 250 allowed in the Constitution)

Allocation of seats in the council of states

Fifth Schedule

Administration and control of Scheduled areas and Scheduled Tribes

Provisions as to the Administration and Control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes

Sixth Schedule

Administration of Tribal areas in northern states

Provisions as to the Administration of Tribal Areas in the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram

Seventh Schedule

Union List, State List and concurrent list (Distribution of legislative subjects between Union and States)

Union List, State List and Concurrent List

Eighth Schedule

Languages (Now 22 Languages)

List of Languages

Ninth Schedule

Allied laws and regulations saved for judicial review.

Article 31B

Tenth Schedule

Disqualification on the ground of defection (This Schedule followed latest developments by 91st amendment tot he Constitution in 2003).

Provisions as to disqualification on ground of defection

Eleventh Schedule

Panchayats Article 243G - Powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats

Twelfth Schedule

Urban and Local self Governments

Article 243W - Powers, authority and responsibilities of Municipalities

Note:- Information updated in February 2017. Please cross check latest amendments to the constitution from other sources also.

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