The oath of office and secrecy read out by ministers
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) 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."