Centre amends flag code to allow people to display tricolor 24X7

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With the Centre launching the "Har Ghar Tiranga" (Flag hoisting at every house in the country) campaign, it has also amended the Flag Code of India 2002 to allow the Tricolor to be hoisted both day and night by the public.

Important facts

  • The display, hoisting and use of the Indian National Flag is controlled by the Flag Code of India, 2002 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971. 

  • The central government will launch the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign from August 13 to 15, 2022 under the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' program.

What is the amendment?

  • The Flag Code of India, 2002 has been further amended through an order dated 20 July 2022.

  • 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 can be hoisted day and night."

  • Earlier, the tricolor was allowed to be hoisted from sunrise to sunset, irrespective of the season.

  • Earlier the government had amended the provision for the material used for manufacturing the Indian flag by adding machine-made and polyester flags as well.

  • The amendment made in December 2021 states, “The national flag shall be made of cotton/polyester/wool/silk khadi bunting, whether hand-woven  or machine-made.”

  • Earlier machine-made and polyester flags were not allowed to be used in the country.

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