The Constitution, in its current form (September 2012), consists of a preamble, 25 parts containing 448 articles, 12 schedules, 5 appendices and 98 amendments to date.
The individual Articles of the Constitution are grouped together into the following Parts:
- Part I – Union and its Territory
- Part II – Citizenship.
- Part III – Fundamental Rights.
- Part IV– Directive Principles of State Policy.
- Part IVA – Fundamental Duties.
- Part V – The Union.
- Part VI – The States.
- Part VII – States in the B part of the First schedule (Repealed).
- Part VIII – The Union Territories
- Part IX – The Panchayats.
- Part IXA – The Municipalities.
- Part IXB – The Co-operative Societies.
- Part X – The scheduled and Tribal Areas
- Part XI – Relations between the Union and the States.
- Part XII – Finance, Property, Contracts and Suits
- Part XIII – Trade and Commerce within the territory of India
- Part XIV – Services under the Union, the States.
- Part XIVA – Tribunals.
- Part XV – Elections
- Part XVI – Special Provisions relating to certain classes.
- Part XVII – Languages
- Part XVIII – Emergency Provisions
- Part XIX – Miscellaneous
- Part XX – Amendment of the Constitution
- Part XXI – Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions
- Part XXII – Short title, date of commencement, Authoritative text in Hindi and Repeals
Schedules are lists in the Constitution that categorize and tabulate bureaucratic activity and policy of the Government.
- First Schedule (Articles 1 and 4) – This lists the states and territories of India, lists any changes to their borders and the laws used to make that change.
- Second Schedule (Articles 59(3), 65(3), 75(6), 97, 125, 148(3), 158(3), 164(5), 186 and 221)- – This lists the salaries of officials holding public office, judges, and Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
- Third Schedule (Articles 75(4), 99, 124(6), 148(2), 164(3), 188 and 219)—Forms of Oaths – This lists the oaths of offices for elected officials and judges.
- Fourth Schedule (Articles 4(1) and 80(2)) – This details the allocation of seats in the Rajya Sabha (the Upper House of Parliament) per State or Union Territory.
- Fifth Schedule (Article 244(1)) – This provides for the administration and control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes
- Sixth Schedule (Articles 244(2) and 275(1))— Provisions for the administration of tribal areas in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Mizoram.
- Seventh Schedule (Article 246) —The union (central government), state, and concurrent lists of responsibilities.
- Eighth Schedule (Articles 344(1) and 351)—The official languages.
- Ninth Schedule (Article 31-B) – Validation of certain Acts and Regulations.
- Tenth Schedule (Articles 102(2) and 191(2))—”Anti-defection” provisions for Members of Parliament and Members of the State Legislatures.
- Eleventh Schedule (Article 243-D) — Panchayati Raj (rural local government).
- Twelfth Schedule (Article 243-W) — Municipalities (urban local government).
- Appendix I—The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954.
- Appendix II— Re-statement, with reference to the present text of the Constitution, of the exceptions and modifications subject to which the Constitution applies to the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Appendix III—Extracts from the Constitution (Forty-fourth Amendment) Act, 1978.
- Appendix IV—The Constitution (Eightysixth Amendment) Act, 2002.
- Appendix V— The Constitution (Eightyeighth Amendment) Act, 2003.