Amendment in Flag Code of India, 2020 | Administrative Secretaries asked to ensure compliance

‘Flag can now be flown day and night’
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Jammu: J&K government has directed its all Administrative Secretaries to ensure compliance of amendment in the Flag Code of India, 2002 which has permitted that the National Flag, where it is displayed in open or displayed on the house of a member of public, can now be flown day and night.

The General Administration Department, in this connection, has forwarded a copy of communication No.2/01/2020-Public (Part-Ill) dated July 20, 2022 received from Ministry of Home Affairs (Public Section), Government of India to all Administrative Secretaries to circulate the amendment to all subordinate offices of their departments for compliance.

The MHA communication with regard to amendment specified that the “use/display/hoisting of the Indian National Flag is governed by the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and the Flag Code of India, 2002, which are available on this Ministry's website www.mha.gov.in.”

“With the approval of the Competent Authority, clause (xi) of paragraph 2.2 of Part-II of the Flag Code of India, 2002 has been amended and it shall be read as "(xi) where the Flag is displayed in open or displayed on the house of a member of public, it may be flown day and night;",” it further read.

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