Administration of Oath in legislature|| Revisefast

Administration of Oath in legislature
•Article 164(3) says: “Before a Minister enters upon his office, the Governor shall administer to him the oaths of office and of secrecy according to the forms set out for the purpose in the Third Schedule.”
•The Third Schedule requires the taker of the oath to either “swear in the name of God” or to “solemnly affirm” to “bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution…”
•Art 164 makes it clear that the text of the oath is sacrosanct, and the person taking the oath has to read it out exactly as it is, in the given format
[Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has alleged that the oath-taking ceremony of the new government had violated the Constitution- The format of the oath was not followed]


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