Constitution of India
395 Articles, organised into 25 Parts and 12 Schedules, make up the Constitution of India
Each Part collates Articles on specific themes. E.g. Fundamental Rights in Part III.
Each Schedule contains provisions necessary to apply related Articles.
The Constitution of India 1950 was preceded by British authored framework legislation to govern India, and proto-constitutional drafts by several Indian individuals and groups. These Historical Constitutions are archived here.
The Constitution of India 1950 was drafted by a Constituent Assembly. 167 days of plenary assembly debates from 9 December 1946 to 24 January 1950 are archived here.
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The Constitution of India 1950 was drafted by the collective work of the following institutions:
A 389-member body responsible for drafting India’s Constitution.
Committees were created by the Constituent Assembly comprising smaller groups of members delegated with various responsibilities.
An unofficial forum consisting of Assembly members belonging to the Indian National Congress that met on the side-lines of the Assembly.
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