List of Important Articles of the Indian Constitution

12-MAR-2018 15:54
    List of Important Articles of the Indian Constitution

    Indian Constitution when adopted by Constituent Assembly in 1949 had 395 articles and 22 parts. Many other articles and three other parts were added to it by subsequent constitutional amendments. As of now the Constitution Of India contains more than 444 articles in 25 parts.

    List of Important Article of the Constitution

    Articles

    Description

    Article 1-4

    Deals with the territory of India, formation of new states, alterations, names of existing states.

    Article 5-11

    Deals with various rights of citizenship.

    Article 12-35

    Deals with fundamental rights of Indian Citizen Abolition of untouchability and titles.

    Articles 36-51

    Deals with Directive Principles of State Policy

    Articles 51A

    This part was added by 42nnd Amendment in 1976, which contains the fundamental duties of the citizens.

    Articles 52-151

    Deals with government at the centre level.

    Articles 152-237

    Deals with government at the state level.

    Article 238

    Deals with States.

    Articles 239-241

    Deals with Union Territories

    Articles 242-243

    It consists of two parts: (i) added by 73rd amendment in 1992, which contains a new schedule. It contains 29 subjects related to Panchayati Raj, who have been given administrative powers.

    (ii) It is added by 74th amendment in 1992, which contains a new schedule. It contains 18 subjects relate to municipalities, who have been given administrative powers.

    Articles 244-244A

    Deals with scheduled and tribal areas.

    Articles 245-263

    Deals with the relationship between union and states.

    Articles 264-300A

    Deals with the distribution of revenue between union and states, appointment of Finance Commission etc.

    Article 301-307

    Deals with the trade, commerce and intercourse within the territory of India.

    Article 308-323

    Deals with Union Public Service Commission and State Public Services Commissions.

    Article 323A, 323B

    Added by 42nd Amendment in 1976. Deals with administrative tribunals set up by parliament to hear disputes and complaints regarding Union, states or local Government Employees.

    Articles 324-329

    Deals with election.

    Articles 330-342

    Deals with special provision for SCs and STs and Anglo-Indian Representatives.

    Articles 343-351

    Deals with official language of union and states.

    Article 352-360

    Deals with emergency provisions, President’s rule.

    Articles 361-367

    Deals with exemption of criminal proceedings for their official acts of president and governors.

    Article 368

    Deals with Amendment of constitution.

    Article 369-392

    Article 370 deals with Special status to J&K.

    Article 371A

    Gives special provisions with respect to state of Nagaland.

    Articles 393-395

    Deals with the short title, commencement and repeal of the constitution.

      Features taken from other countries in Indian Constitution

    Indian Constitution contains fundamental political principles, establishes the structure, procedures, powers and duties of government institutions and sets out fundamental rights, directive principles and the duties of citizens. In the above list of general knowledge deals with the Important Articles of the Indian Constitution for the aspirants of the different examinations.

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