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Indian Flag Code 2002

Dear friends, here we are going to offer the Indian Flag Code 2002 PDF for all of you. The Flag Code of India, 2002 lays down what fabric, the size of the national flag of India should be made and how the national flag should be flown on a national festival. As you all know that the national flag of India is considered a symbol of pride and honor for every citizen of the country.

Whenever an Indian hoists this tricolour, he feels a different sense of happiness and pride in his country. In this article, we have expressed the main rules, customs, formalities and instructions mentioned in the Flag Code of India, 2002. Which will prove to be very informative for you.

The display of the Indian National Flag is regulated in accordance with the provisions of the Emblems and Names Act, 1950 and the Prevention of Insults to National Pride Act, 1971. An attempt has been made to explain all these rules, customs, formalities and instructions in the Flag Code of India, 2002.

Indian Flag Code 2002 PDF

The Flag Code of India 2002 is a set of laws and conventions that governs the use, display, and hoisting of the Indian National Flag in the country. It came into effect on January 26, 2002, and before that the activities concerning the national flag were governed by the provisions of The Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.

According to Part III of the Code, the National Flag is displayed by the federal and state governments, as well as their organisations and agencies. There are some standards for flying the flag based on a law issued on January 26, 2002.

Some of them are as follows:

Do’s:

  • To promote respect for the Flag, the National Flag may be flown in educational institutions (schools, colleges, sports camps, scout camps, and so on). Flag hoisting in schools now includes an oath of allegiance.
  • On all days and occasions, ceremonial or otherwise consistent with the dignity and honour of the National Flag, a member of the public, a private group, or an educational institution may hoist/display the National Flag.
  • Section 2 of the new code recognises that all private persons have the right to fly the flag on their property.

Don’ts:

  • The flag is not permitted to be used for communal purposes, draperies, or clothing. It should only be flown from sunrise to sunset, whatever the weather.
  • The flag cannot be permitted to contact the ground, the floor, or the water’s surface. It is not permitted to drape over the hood, top, sides, or rear of any vehicle, railway, boat, or aircraft.
  • There can be no other flag or bunting higher than the flag. Furthermore, no objects, including flowers, garlands, or insignia, may be placed on or above the flag. A festoon, rosette, or bunting made of tricolour is not allowed.

List of the dignitaries who can fly the National Flag on their vehicle is as follows:

S.N.   Name of The Dignitaries
1 The President of India
2 The Vice President of India
3 Governors and Lieutenant Governors
4 Heads of Indian missions/posts abroad in the countries to which they  are accredited
5 Prime Ministers and other Cabinet Ministers
6 Minister of State and Deputy Ministers of the Union
7 Chief Minister and other Cabinet Ministers of a State or Union Territory
8 Minister of State and Deputy Ministers of a State or Union Territory
9 Speaker of the Lok Sabha
10 Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
11 Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha
12 Chairman of Legislative Councils in the States
13 Speakers of the Legislative Assemblies in the States and Union Territories
14 Deputy Chairman of Legislative Councils in the States
15 Deputy Speakers of Legislative Assemblies in the States and Union  Territories
16 Chief Justice of India
17 Judges of Supreme Court
18 Chief Justice of the High Court
19 Judges of High Courts

What does the Flag Code say?

As per the Flag Code of India 2002, a member of a public, private organisation, or educational institute is allowed to hoist the national flag on all days and occasions in accordance with the dignity and honour of the flag. The code is divided into three parts. The first part outlines a general description of the Indian National Flag.

The second part talks about the rules of display of the flag by members of the public, private organisations, and other institutions. The third part contains details and rules of display of the national flag by the Central and state governments, and their organisations/agencies.

What are the recent amendments?

The Centre has amended certain rules of the Indian Flag Code 2002 to aid the launch of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign. As per a New Indian Express report, the first recent amendment was made to the Flag Code of India earlier on December 30, 2021.

The amendment allowed the use of polyester, apart from cotton, wool, silk, and khadi for making hand-spun, hand-woven, and machine-made flags. Earlier, the use of polyester and machine-made was not allowed.

Code of Conduct of the Tiranga flag

The flag is a national symbol and is respected by every Indian. There are certain dos and don’ts laid down for common people regarding the flag:

  1. When the National Flag is raised the saffron colour band should be at the top.
  2. No flag or emblem should be placed either above the National Flag or to its right.
  3. When the National Flag is carried out in a procession or parade, it shall be on the marching right or in front of the centre of the line, if there is a line of other flags.
  4. All other flags are to be placed to the left of the National Flag if they are hung in a line.
  5. Normally the National Flag should be flown over important government buildings like the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Parliament House, the Supreme Court of India, the High Courts, the Secretariats, the Commissioners’ office etc.
  6. The National Flag should always be taken down in the evening at sunset.
  7. The National Flag or any imitation of it must not be used for purpose of trade, business, or profession.

Rules of National Flag Hoisting in India

  • It states that there is no restriction on the display of the flag by public and private institutions, in keeping with the rules of the Emblems and Names (Prevention Of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and The Prevention Of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971.
  • No other object including flowers, or political and religious flags can be hoisted at the same height as the tricolor or with the tricolor, the tricolor should always be at the top.
  • A damaged or disorganized tricolor cannot be flown. Along with this, it is also prohibited to use tricolor for decoration at any festival or party.
  • If the tricolor is damaged, it must be destroyed privately “by burning or in any other manner consistent with the dignity of the flag”.
  • Any paper flags that are used at a school or sporting event should not be thrown inappropriately and should be disposed of in private.
  • It mentions that the tricolor cannot be lowered while saluting anyone nor can it be used for commercial purposes.

Indian Flag Code 2002 – FAQs

1. Who designed the national flag of India?

The Indian National flag was designed by ‎Pingali Venkayya in the year 1931.

2. What are the dimensions of the Tiranga (Tricolor)?

The dimension of the flag should be of a 2:3 ratio, i.e. the length should be 1.5 times the breadth. The three stripes of Saffron, white and green colour should be equal in size and Ashoka Chakra should be in the middle of the flag.

3. What does Ashoka Chakra represent in the flag?

The Ashoka Chakra or wheel from the Lion Capital of Ashoka represents the Dharma and Law.

4. What is the meaning of each colour present in the Indian National Flag?

There are 3 colours in the national flag and it is commonly known as Tiranga ( meaning tri-colour). The three colours are Saffron, White, and Green.

  • Saffron: The saffron colour of the flag is a symbol of courage and sacrifice.
    White: The white colour represents honesty, peace, and purity. It highlights the importance of maintaining peace in the country.
  • Green: The green colour represents faith and chivalry. It is a symbol of prosperity, vibrancy, and life.

5. How many spokes are there in the National flag?

There are 24 spokes in the Indian National Flag.

6. Why is Ashoka Chakra navy blue in colour?

Ashoka Chakra is navy blue in colour as it represents the colour of the sky and ocean. It is kept in between the white strip of the Tiranga to indicate the most truth of the universe.

7. When and where was it first hoisted?

The first national flag in India was hoisted on August 7, 1906, in the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Calcutta now Kolkata.

8. When was the national flag of India adopted?

The Indian National flag was adopted on 22 July 1947.

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