Article 60 of Indian Constitution: Oath or affirmation by the President
Article 60 Oath or affirmation by the President – Constitution Of India
Every President and every person acting as President or discharging the functions of the President shall, before entering upon his office, make and subscribe in the presence of the Chief Justice of India or, in his absence, the senior-most Judge of the Supreme Court available, an oath or affirmation in the following form, that is to say—
“I, A.B., do swear in the name of God solemnly affirm that I will faith- fully execute the office of President (or discharge the functions of the President) of India and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the law and that I will devote myself to the service and well-being of the people of India”
What is Article 60 of Indian Constitution
- This article mandates that the President, or anyone temporarily discharging the President’s duties, must take an oath or make an affirmation to faithfully execute the office of President, uphold the Constitution and the law, and serve the people of India to the best of their ability.
- This oath is administered by the Chief Justice of India or, in the Chief Justice’s absence, the senior-most Judge of the Supreme Court available. It symbolizes the President’s commitment to upholding the principles and responsibilities of the highest office in the country.
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