Guiding principles for National Flag

posted on: 09/01/2014

Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India issued guidelines for proper use and display of the National Flag. In accordance with Flag code of India 2002.

The flag should always occupy a position of honour and be distinctly placed.

• ‘Saffron’ colour must be on the top

• If should be flown on a pole with any other flag.

• The flag should not be used as festive, rosette or bunting or in any manner for decoration.

• The flag displayed should be in good condition and it should not be damaged or disheveled condition.

• The flag should be according to the specifications given in flag code of India 2002.

• When the flag is in damaged or soiled condition, it should be disposed off in private consistent with the dignity of the flag. As far as possible, flown from sunrise to sunset irrespective of weather conditions.

• The flag should not be used for any commercial purpose.

• The flag made of paper may be used by public on the events of important national, cultural and sports events. However, such flags should not be discarded or thrown on the ground after the event. These should be disposed off in private consistent with the dignity of the flag.

• The flag made of plastic should not be used because they are not bio degradable like that of made of paper. Moreover, the disposal of flags made of plastic with dignity is a problem.

• The flag code is available in the website http://mha.nic.in

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