The Kerala Panchayat Raj (Oath of Members, President and Vice President) Amendment Rules, 2003

 

1. Short title and commencement. —

  1.  These rules may be called the Kerala Panchayat Raj (Oath of Members, President and Vice President) Amendment Rules, 2003
  2.  They shall come into force at once.

2. Definitions.— In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-

  • (a) ‘Actmeans the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994);
  • (b) ‘Section’ means a section of the Act;
  • (c) Words and expression used and not defined in these rules, but defined in the Act shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.

3. Oath or affirmation of members.—

  1. Any member of a Village Panchayat, Block- Panchayat or District Panchayat who has to make and subscribe an oath or affirmation under sub-section (1) of Section 152 shall, before convening the first meeting of the concerned panchayat, make and subscribe such oath or affirmation.
  2. A member who could not make and subscribe an oath or affirmation under sub section (2) of Section 152 or a member elected in a by-election shall, after giving prior notice in writing to the Secretary, make and subscribe such oath or affirmation before the President on a day fixed by the President.
  3. The fact of swearing in of members shall be recorded with signature in a register in Form No. 1 of the Schedule.

4. The oath of President and Vice President.—

(1) The President or Vice President of a Panchayat who has to make and subscribe an oath or affirmation under sub-section (13) of Section 153 shall, immediately after the declaration of the results of their election as such make and subscribe such an oath or affirmation.

(2) The fact of swearing in of the President and Vice President shall be recorded with signature in a register in Form No.2 of the Schedule.

* Published in K.G. No.1269 dt.27th August 2001 as G.O. (P) No.7886/N2/99/LSGD.

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