Constitution of India

Constitution of India

This Constitution may be called the Constitution of India [Art 393:Name of the Constitution]

This article and articles 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 60, 324, 366, 367, 379, 380, 388, 391, 392 and 393 shall come into force at once, and the remaining provisions of this Constitution shall come into force on the twenty-sixth day of January 1950, which day is referred to in this Constitution as the commencement of this Constitution [Art 394 Commencement of the Constitution ]

The Indian Independence Act, 1947 and the Government of India Act, 1935, together with all enactments amending or supplementing the latter[Article 395: Repeals]



Constituent Assembly Debates

The Constitution of India: Original Unamended Version 1949

  • Article 1 Constitution of India - India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of States.
  • Article 2 Constitution of India - Parliament may by law admit into the Union, or establish, new States on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.
  • Article 3 Constitution of India - Indian Parliament may by law- (a) form a new State by separation of territory from any State or by uniting two or more States or parts of States or by uniting any territory to a part of any State; (b) increase the area of any State; (c) diminish the area of any State; (d) alter the boundaries of any State; (e) alter the name of any State:
  • Article 356 Constitution of India - If the President, on receipt of report from the Governor of a State or otherwise, is satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the Government of the State cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution, the President may by Proclamation-
  • Article 4 Constitution of India - No law made under article 2 and 3 shall be deemed to be an amendment of Indian Constitution for the purposes of article 368.
  • Article 5 Constitution of India - Citizenship- who was born,whose parents was born, ordinarily resident in the territory of India for not less than five years immediately preceding such commencement, shall be a citizen of India.