Second Schedule

[See Section 152 (1) and 153 (13)]

Form of Oath or Affirmation

I, ………………………………., having been elected member/President/Vice President of the ……………………………………village/block/district panchayat, 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, and 226[uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India] that I will duly and faithfully and to the best of my ability, knowledge and judgement perform the duties of my office without fear or favour or affection or illwill.

226Substituted by Act 13 of 1999.