The Goa Panchayat Raj (Oath of Office to Panchayat Members) Rules, 1997
Published vide Notification No. 14/DP/PAN/96-97, dated 24-1-1997
(a) "Act" means the Goa Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (Act 14 of 1994);
(b) "Form" means the form appended to these rules;
(c) "member" means a person, irrespective of any sex, elected or deemed to have been elected as member of Panchayat and includes a co-opted member;
(d) "Oath Officer" means the Block Development Officer;
(e) "Words and expression" which are not defined under these Rules shall have the same meaning as assigned to them under the Act.3. Place, date and time for taking oath. - The Oath Officer shall intimate in writing to every member of Panchayat, the place, date and time for taking oath. Such intimation shall be served on the member by any of the methods of serving notices as provided under sub-section (1) of section 235 of the Act. 4. Members to take oath of Office. - Every member of Panchayat shall take the oath of office before the Oath Officer, in the form appended to these rules.
Form for Taking Oath of Office
(See rule 4)I, have been elected as a member of 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 that I will duly and faithfully to the best of my ability, knowledge and judgement perform the duties of my office as member without fear or favour or affection or ill will.
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