ARTICLE 59, 59, 60 OF CONSTITUTION OF INDIA 1949

What is the Qualifications for election as President? What are the Conditions of President's office? Oath or affirmation by the President Article 58, 59 and 60 of Constitution of India, 1949

Qualifications for election as President, Conditions of President's office and Oath or affirmation by the President are defined under Article 58, 59 and 60 of Constitution of India 1949. Provisions under these Articles are:

 

 

Article 58 of Constitution of India "Qualifications for election as President"

(1) No person shall be eligible for election as President unless he-

(a) is a citizen of India,

(b) has completed the age of thirty-five years, and

(c) is qualified for election as a member of the House of the People.

(2) A person shall not be eligible for election as President if he holds any office of profit under the or the Government of any State or under any local or other authority subject to the control of any of the said Governments.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this article, a person shall not be deemed to hold any office of profit by reason only that he is the President or Vice President of the Union or the Governor of any State or is a Minister either for the Union or for any State.

Article 59 of Constitution of India "Conditions of President's office"

(1) The President shall not be a member of either House of Parliament or of a House of the Legislature of any State, and if a member of either House of Parliament or of a House of the Legislature of any State be elected President, he shall be deemed to have vacated his seat in that House on the date on which he enters upon his office as President.

(2) The President shall not hold any other office of profit.

(3) The President shall be entitled without payment of rent to the use of his official residences and shall be also entitled to such emoluments, allowances and privileges as may be determined by Parliament by law and, until provision in that behalf is so made, such emoluments, allowances and privileges as are specified in the Second Schedule.

(4) The emoluments and allowances of the President shall to be diminished during his term of office.

Article 60 of Constitution of India "Oath or affirmation by the President"

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-swear in the name of God.

"I, ____ do ___________________ that I solemnly affirm will faithfully execute the office of President (or discharge the functions of the President) of India and will do 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."

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