Newly elected lawmakers to take oath on December 22

KATHMANDU: Newly elected lawmakers will take the oath of office and secrecy on December 22.

According to Parliament Secretariat General Secretary Bharat Raj Gautam, the lawmakers will be administered the oath at 1 pm.

The Article 88 of the Constitution requires that every member of the Federal Parliament has to take an oath of office and secrecy as provided in the law before taking part for the first time in the meeting of the parliament or its committees.

As per the provision, before the House elects the Speaker, the senior-most (by age) member takes oath before the President before administering oath to other members.

The Secretariat has urged all the members-elect to be present in the oath-taking with the certificate of the election, a photocopy of the Nepali citizenship and two recent passport size photos.  The members are requested to wear the national uniform and their cultural attires during the ceremony.

For any member wishing to take oath in mother tongue, the translated version of the oath details shall be presented to the Secretariat beforehand.



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