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Constitution of India : Important Schedules and Sources

Constitution of India : Important Schedules and Sources

Schedules and Sources of Indian Constitution

Some Important Key Notes:
  1. The Chief Minister of a state in India is NOT eligible to vote in the Presidential election if – He is a member of upper house of the State Legislature.
  2. The abolition of the I.A.S. and I.P.S. has been recommended by the Rajamannar Commission
  3. The Swaran Sigh Committee considered the question of – the suitability of the President from of government for India.
  4. A federal supreme court to interpret the Constitution – is a feature common to both the Indian and American Federation.
  5. Population control and family planning – is in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India.
  6. The Anti Defection Law was enacted as early as 1979 in – west Bengal
  7. Freedom of the press in India – is implied the wider freedom of expression guaranteed by Article 19(1) (a) of the constitution.

12 Schedules at a Glance

Subject Matter
Articles covered
First Schedule
Name of States, Union Territories and their extent.
1 and 4.
Second Schedule
This schedule related to giving allowances, privileges and so on of: The President, The Governor of the states, Speaker and Deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha, The Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen f the Rajya Sabha. The speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in the States, The Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen of of the Legislative Council in the states. The Judges of Supreme court and High Court, The comptroller and Auditor-General of India.
59, 65, 75, 97, 125, 148, 158, 164, 186 & 221.
Third Schedule
Oaths for: Union Ministers, Members of Parliament, Judges of Supreme Court, Comptroller, Auditor General, Member of state Legislative, State Minister, Judges of High Court.
75, 84, 99, 124, 146, 173, 188 and 219.
Forth Schedule
Allocation of seats in the Rajya Sabha and Union Territories.
4 and 80
Five Schedule
Power relating to administration Control of scheduled areas and scheduled tribes.
Sixth Schedule
Administrative power given to the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.
244 - 275
Seventh Schedule
Distribution of power between the Union and States. A. Union List. B. State List. C. Concurrent List.
Eight Schedule
Approval 22 language in the Constitution. Sindhi was added by the 21st Amendment act of 1967, Manipuri, Nepali and Konkani added by the 71st Amendment act of 1992 and Dongri, Bodo, Maithili and Santhali were added by the 92nd Amendment act of 2003.
344 and 351
Nine Schedule
This schedule dealing with land reforms and cancelation of Zamindari system.
31 - B
Tenth Schedule
Rule and regulation relating to disqualification of the members of Parliament and State Legislative on the ground of defection. It known as “Anti Defection Law” and added 52nd Amendment 1985.
31 – B
Eleventh Schedule
Specifies the powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats. This Schedule included by the 73th Amendment, 1992.
243 - G
Twelfth Schedule
Declare the powers, authority and responsibilities of Municipalities. This Schedule included by the 74th Amendment, 1992.
243 – W

Sources of the Constitution

Government of India act of 1935.
Office of governor, Judiciary, Public Service Commission, Emergency Provisions, administrative details, Federal system.
US Constitution
Post of vice – president, fundamental rights, impeachment of president, removal of Supreme Court and High Court judges, independence of judiciary and judicial review.
British  Constitution
Rule of law, legislative procedure, single citizenship, cabinet system, Parliamentary Government,
Irish  Constitution
Method of election of President, Directive principal of state policy, nomination of member to Rajya Sabha.
Canadian Constitution
Appointment of state governors by the centre, vesting residuary power in the centre and advisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
Australian Constitution
Freedom of trade, concurrent list, commerce of inters course and joint sitting of the House of Parliament.
Germany Constitution
Suspension of Fundamentals Rights during Emergency.
USSR Constitution
Fundamental Duties in the Preamble.
French Constitution
Republic and the ideals of equality, liberty and fraternity in the Preamble.
South African Constitution
Systematic process of amendment of the constitution and election of the members of Rajya Sabha.
Japanese  Constitution
Procedure established by the Law.
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