Notes on Indian Constitution – Partly Rigid and Partly Flexible

The Constitution of India is neither wholly rigid nor wholly flexible. It is partly rigid and partly flexible. It is because of the fact that for the purpose of amendment, our constitution has been divided into three parts:

(i) Certain provisions of the constitution can be amended by a simple majority in Parliament. (Flexible)

(ii) Certain provisions can be amended by a two-third majority in Parliament and ratified by at least fifty percent of the states. (Rigid)


(iii) The remaining provisions can be amended by Parliament by two-third majority. (Rigid)