Flag code changed; The tricolor can now be flown both day and night


PTI

New Delhi, 23 July

The government has changed the country’s flag code by allowing the tricolor to fly both day and night, and to be machine-made apart from using polyester.

The move comes as the government is going to launch ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ (Flag hoisting in every house) from August 13 to 15 as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

In a letter to the secretaries of all central ministries and departments, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said the display, hoisting and use of the Indian National Flag is governed by the Flag Code of India, 2002 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971. ,

The Flag Code of India, 2002 has been further amended vide an Order dated the 20th July, 2022 and clause (xi) of paragraph 2.2 of Part-II of the Flag Code of India, 2002 shall now read as follows:- (xi) ) “Where the flag is displayed in the open or is displayed at the residence of a member of the public, it may be flown day and night”.

Prior to this, the tricolor is allowed to be flown from sunrise to sunset, regardless of the weather.

Similarly, Paragraph 1.2 of Part-I of the Flag Code of India, 2002 shall now read as follows: 1.2. “The national flag shall be made of cotton/polyester/wool/silk Khadi bunting by hand spun and hand woven or machine made.”

Previously machine-made and polyester flags are not allowed to be used.

The Amrit Mahotsav of Independence is being celebrated to commemorate 75 years of a progressive independent India.

The ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign has been launched to encourage citizens to hoist the national flag at their homes from August 13 to 15.

The Home Secretary also attached the salient features of the Flag Code with his letter, including the changes made on December 30, 2021 and July 20, 2022, and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the use and display of the National Flag. Huh.

“You are requested to ensure that it is widely circulated among various organizations, PSUs under your administrative control,” the home secretary said in his letter.