ARTICLE 159, 160 OF CONSTITUTION OF INDIA 1949

What is Oath or affirmation by Governor? What is Discharge of the functions of the Governor in certain contingencies? Article 159 and 160 of Constitution of India, 1949

Oath or affirmation by Governor and Discharge of the functions of the Governor in certain contingencies are defined under Article 159 and 160 of Constitution of India 1949. Provisions under these Article are:

 

 

Article 159 of Constitution of India "Oath or affirmation by Governor"

Every Governor and every person discharging the functions of the Governor shall, before entering upon his office, make and subscribe in the presence of the chief Justice of the High Court exercising jurisdiction in relation to the State, or, in his absence, the senior most Judge of that court available, an oath or affirmation in the following form, that is to say-swear in the name of God

 

"I, ____Name, do _____________ that I solemnly affirm will faithfully execute the office of Governor (or discharge the functions of the Governor) of _____ (name of the State) 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 _______ (name of the State)."

Article 160 of Constitution of India "Discharge of the functions of the Governor in certain contingencies"

The President may make such provision as he thinks fit for the discharge of the functions of the Governor of a State in any contingency not provided for in this Chapter.

 

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