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A look at the oath of office and secrecy read out by ministers

New Delhi, Oct 28: The following is the formal oath of office and secrecy administered to union ministers during their swearing-in, as per the Third Schedule of the Constitution.Form of oath of office:"I, A.B., do

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Updated on: October 29, 2012 6:58 IST
a look at the oath of office and secrecy read out by
a look at the oath of office and secrecy read out by ministers

New Delhi, Oct 28: The following is the formal oath of office and secrecy administered to union ministers during their swearing-in, as per the Third Schedule of the Constitution.




Form of oath of office:


"I, A.B., do swear in the name of God/solemnly affirm that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, that I will faithfully and conscientiously discharge my duties as a Minister for the Union and that I will do right to all manner of people in accordance with the Constitution and the law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will."

Form of oath of secrecy:

"I, A.B., do swear in the name of God/solemnly affirm that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person or persons any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as a Minister for the Union except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as such Minister."

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