Many competition exams in India which are MCQ based sometimes ask question based on this topic. So every student should remember this answer.
Question: How many schedules are there in Indian Constitution. Write a short note?
Answer: There are twelve schedules in Indian Constitution. These are as follows.
First Schedule: It deals with description of states and Union Territories.
Second Schedule: It deals with Salary of President, Governor of States, Chief Judges, Judges of High Court and Supreme court, Comptroller and Auditor General
Third Schedule: It deals with Forms of Oaths and affirmations
Fourth Schedule: Allocation of seats of each state in Rajya Sabha
Fifth Schedule: It contains provisions for Administration and control of scheduled areas and tribes
Sixth Schedule: It contains provisions for administration of Tribal Area in Asom, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram & Arunachal Pradesh
Seventh Schedule: It contains provisions for division pf powers between Union and States. Three lists have been prepared.
Union List: It contains 97 subjects
State List: It contains 66 subjects
Concurrent list:It contains 47 subjects.
Eighth Schedule: It contains languages which are recognized by Constitution of India. I contains 22 languages.
- Sindhi language was added in 1967 by 21st constitutional Amendment
- Konkani, Manipuri and Nepali were added in 1992 by 71st constitutional amendment
- Santhali, Maithili, Bodo and Dogri were added in 2003 by 92nd constitutional amendment
Ninth Schedule: It contains acts and provisions related to land reforms. It was added by 1st constitutional amendment in 1951.
Tenth Schedule: It contains provisions for disqualification of members of parliament on ground of Defection. It was added by 52nd constitutional amendment in 1985.
Eleventh Schedule: It contains provisions ,powers of Panchayats. It was added by 73rd constitutional amendment in 1992
Twelfth Schedule: It contains provisions regarding powers and responsibilities of municipalities. It was added by 74th Constitutional amendment in 1992.