What are the parts of the Indian Constitution?
Original Indian Constitution had 22 parts and 395 articles. Later 3 parts were added to it as amendments making the tally 25.
An overview of Indian Constitution Parts and Articles is provided in this short post.
Parts of Indian Constitution
The parts of the Indian Constitution along with Subject and Articles they cover are given below.
|Part I||The Union and its territory||Art. 1 to 4|
|Part II||Citizenship||Art. 5 to 11|
|Part III||Fundamental Rights||Art. 12 to 35|
|Part IV||Directive Principles||Art. 36 to 51|
|Part IVA||Fundamental Duties||Art. 51A|
|Part V||The Union||Art. 52 to 151|
|Part VI||The States||Art. 152 to 237|
|Part VII||Repealed by Const. (7th Amendment) Act, 1956|
|Part VIII||The Union Territories||Art. 239 to 242|
|Part IX||The Panchayats||Art. 243 to 243O|
|Part IXA||The Municipalities||Art. 243P to 243ZG|
|Part IXB||Co-operative Societies||Art. 243H to 243ZT|
|Part X||The Scheduled and Tribal Areas||Art. 244 to 244A|
|Part XI||Relations between the Union and the States||Art. 245 to 263|
|Part XII||Finance, Property, Contracts and Suits||Art. 264 to 300A|
|Part XIII||Trade, Commerce and Intercourse within the Territory of India||Art. 301 to 307|
|Part XIV||Services under the Union and the States||Art. 308 to 323|
|Part XIVA||Tribunals||Art. 323A to 323B|
|Part XV||Elections||Art. 324 to 329A|
|Part XVI||Special provisions relation to certain classes||Art. 330 to 342|
|Part XVII||Official Language||Art. 343 to 351|
|Part XVIII||Emergency Provisions||Art. 352 to 360|
|Part XIX||Miscellaneous||Art. 361 to 367|
|Part XX||Amendment of the Constitution||Art. 368|
|Part XXI||Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions||Art. 369 to 392|
|Part XXII||Short title, commencement, authoritative text in Hindi and repeals||Art. 393 to 395|
Parts of the Indian Constitution added as amendments
Three parts – 9A Municipalities, 9B Co-operative societies and 14A tribunals – are added to the original constitution via amendments.
Various articles were also added under these 25 parts of Indian constitution as amendments. At present, the total article count is around 450.
Schedules of Indian Constitution
Original Indian Constitution had 8 schedules. After various amendments, now the Indian Constitution has 12 schedules.