State Emblem of India | Govt cautions against ‘improper use’

‘Adhere to instructions of act in letter and spirit’
State Emblem of India | Govt cautions against ‘improper use’
The State Emblem of India is an adaptation of the Sarnath Lion capital of Asoka, and is the official seal of the Government of India.File/ GK

Jammu: J&K government Thursday asked all Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Heads of Departments and Managing Directors of PSUs to strictly adhere to the instructions provided in the State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005.

“It has been observed that some individuals or authorities in violation of the elaborate rules or instructions are using the State Emblem on the stationery, and vehicles,” noted a circular issued by GAD Commissioner Manoj Kumar Dwivedi.

The matter had been viewed seriously by the authorities, Dwivedi said.

The State Emblem of India is an adaptation of the Sarnath Lion capital of Asoka, and is the official seal of the Government of India.

“The Design of the State Emblem of India is provided in the Schedule of the State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005, which read with the State Emblem of India (Regulation of Use) Rules, 2007 [read with the State Emblem of India (Regulation of Use) Amendment Rules, 2010] restricts its usage to certain authorities and purposes,” he said in the circular.

“It is accordingly impressed upon all Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Heads of Departments and Managing Directors of PSUs to strictly adhere to the instructions provided in the State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005 and the State Emblem of India (Regulation of Use) Rules, 2007 [read with the State Emblem of India (Regulation of Use) Amendment Rules, 2010] in letter and spirit,” the circular said.

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