For the first time, schedules were introduced by the Government of India Act, 1935, which had 10 schedules. After independence, the Indian Constitution had contained 8 schedules only. Later, four more schedules were added by various amendments as under:
- Ninth Schedule was added by the Constitution (First Amendment) Act, 1951.
- Tenth Schedule was added by the Constitution (Fifty-second Amendment) Act, 1985.
- Eleventh Schedule was added by the Constitution (Seventy Third Amendment) Act, 1992.
- Twelfth Schedule was added by the Constitution (Seventy Fourth Amendment) Act, 1992.
12 Schedules of Indian Constitution
Articles Under the Schedule
Contains Provisions relating to
Articles 1 and 4
Name of the state and union territories and also territorial jurisdiction of States
Articles: 59, 65, 75, 97, 125, 148, 158, 164, 186 & 221
Allowances, privileges, and emoluments of:
Articles 75(4), 84,99, 124(6), 148(2),164(3), 173,188 and 219
Forms of oath and affirmation of office for:
Article 4 and Article 80
Allocation of seats for States and Union Territories in the Council of States (Rajya Sabha)
Administration and Control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes.
Article 244 and Article 275
Administration of tribal areas in the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram (AMTM).
Classification of the law making power of Centre and the states into three lists:
Article 344 and Article 351
the list of 22 scheduled Languages:
Validation of certain Acts and Regulations.
Article 102 and Article 191
Disqualification of the members of Parliament and State Legislatures on ground of defection.
Powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats
Powers, authority and responsibilities of Municipal Corporations, Municipalities etc.
Practice Prelims Question
1. Which Schedule of the Indian Constitution has provisions relating to allowances, privileges, and emoluments of the Judges of Supreme Court?
(a) Second Schedule
(b) Third Schedule
(c) Fourth Schedule
(d) Sixth Schedule
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