Indian Constitution: Schedules
Schedules are lists in the Constitution that categorize and tabulate the bureaucratic activity and policy of the Government. The Indian Constitution originally had eight schedules. Four more schedules were added by different amendments, now making a total tally of twelve.
Articles 1 and 4
|I – The States.|
II. – The Union territories.
Articles 59(3), 65(3), 75(6), 97, 125, 148(3), 158(3), 164 (5), 186 and 221
|PART A – Provisions as to the President and the Governors of States.|
PART B – Repealed
PART C – Provisions as to the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the House of the People and the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Council of States and the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council of a State
PART D – Provisions as to the Judges of the Supreme Court and of the High Courts.
PART E – Provisions as to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.
Articles 75(4), 99, 124(6), 148(2), 164(3), 188 and 219
|Forms of Oaths or Affirmations.|
Articles 4(1) and 80(2)
|Allocation of seats in the Council of States.|
|Provisions as to the Administration and Control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled TribesPART A – General.|
PART B – Administration and Control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes.
PART C – Scheduled Areas.
PART D – Amendment of the Schedule.
Articles 244(2) and 275(1)
|Provisions as to the Administration of Tribal Areas in the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.|
|List I – Union List.|
List II – State List.
List III – Concurrent List.
Articles 344 (1) and 351
|List of Recognised Languages|
|Validation of certain Acts and Regulations.|
Articles 102(2) and 191(2)
|Provisions as to disqualification on ground of defection.|
|Powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats.|
|Powers, authority and responsibilities of Municipalities, etc.|
Short cut to remember all 12 Schedules of the Indian Constitution
‘TEARS OF OLD PM’
- T – Territory
- E – Emoluments
- A – Affirmation/Oaths
- R – Rajya Sabha
- S – Scheduled Areas
- O – Other Scheduled Areas
- F – Federal Provisions (3 lists)
- O – Official Languages
- L – Land reforms
- D – Defection
- P – Panchayats
- M – Municipalities