The Constituent Assembly of India, which had its first meeting in 1st December 1946, now reassembled in 14 August 1947 and started the process of framing a new constitution for India on the basis of complete independence. It appointed a large number of committees such as the Union Constitution Committee, the Union Powers Committee, and the Committee on Fundamental Rights etc. and discussed the reports of this Committee thoroughly. On 29 August 1947, it appointed a Drafting Committee under the chairmanship Dr. B. R, Ambedkar, which came out with the Draft Constitution of India in February 1948. The Constituent Assembly next met in November 1948 to make clause by clause analysis of the Draft Constitution. The second reading of the clauses was completed by 17th October 1949 and the third reading by 26th November 1949 when the Constitution was adopted. The Constitution finally came into force on 26th January 1950.