Originally posted by jasunap
On 26th January 2002, the
flag code was changed. After 52 years, the citizens of India are free
to fly the Indian flag over their homes, offices and factories on any
day. Except some basic rules to follow while flying the flags, all
other restrictions have been removed. Now Indians can proudly display
the national flag any where and any time.
There are some rules
and regulations upon how to fly the flag, based on the 26 January 2002
legislation. These include the following:
National Flag may be hoisted in educational institutions (schools,
colleges, sports camps, scout camps, etc.) to inspire respect for the
Flag. An oath of allegiance has been included in the flag hoisting in
A member of public, a private organization or an
educational institution may hoist/display the National Flag on all days
and occasions, ceremonial or otherwise consistent with the dignity and
honour of the National Flag.
Section 2 of the new code accepts the right of all private citizens to fly the flag on their premises.
flag cannot be used for communal gains, drapery, or clothes. As far as
possible, it should be flown from sunrise to sunset, irrespective of
The flag cannot be intentionally allowed to touch
the ground or the floor or trail in water. It cannot be draped over the
hood, top, and sides or back of vehicles, trains, boats or aircraft.
other flag or bunting can be placed higher than the flag. Also, no
object, including flowers or garlands or emblems can be placed on or
above the flag. The tricolour cannot be used as a festoon, rosette or
As of January 26th, many have already started hoisting the flags at their premises.
navin jindal did win his case! The landmark judgement to the Indian Flag code came on 15th January, 2002
Hey thx for sharing it ..... i didn't know whether a judgement had been passed or not . Awesome .