Committee reports are key documents drafted by smaller groups of Constituent Assembly members appointed by the Constituent Assembly itself. These reports contained initial drafts of various provisions of the Constitution and regulated the membership and procedures of the Assembly. A significant portion of the Assembly's plenary debates revolved around specific Committee reports. Alongside the plenary debates, these reports are critical to understand India's constitution-making process.
Report of the Committee on the Rules of Procedure20 December 1946
The Committee on the Rules of Procedure was appointed on 10 December 1946, to formulate the rules under which the Constituent Assembly would conduct its business.
Report of the Sub-Committee on Fundamental Rights16 April 1947
This Report was the first version of what would become our Constitution's Fundamental Rights chapter. It contained 45 Articles including rights to equality, freedom, religion and constitutional remedies.
First Report of the Union Powers Committee17 April 1947
The Union Powers Committee was appointed on 25 January 1947, to examine the scope and content of the subjects assigned to the Union under the Cabinet Mission Plan.
Report of the States Committee24 April 1947
This Report described the agreement worked out with the Princely States regarding their representation in the Constituent Assembly.
Report of the Sub-Committee on Minorities27 July 1947
The Sub-Committee on Minorities was one of the five sub-committees appointed by the larger Advisory Committee.
Report of the Advisory Committee on the Subject of Minority Rights8 August 1947
This Report was prepared by the Advisory Committee, based on the suggestions of the Sub-Committee on Minorities.
Joint Report Of The Excluded And Partially Excluded Areas (Other Than Assam) And The North-East Frontier (Assam) Tribal And Excluded Areas Sub-Committee25 August 1947
The Joint Report was prepared by the two sub-committees under the parent Advisory Committee which dealt with Excluded and Partially Excluded Areas.
Report of the Excluded and Partially Excluded Areas (Other than Assam) Sub-CommitteeSeptember 1947
The Sub-Committee on Excluded and Partially Excluded Areas was one of the five sub-committees appointed by the larger Advisory Committee.
Report of the Committee on Chief Commissioner's Provinces21 October 1947
This Report recommended suitable constitutional changes for the administration of the Chief Commissioners' Provinces in Independent India.