The Flag Code of India is a set of laws, practices and conventions that apply to the display of the Tricolour.Flag Code of India, 2002, has been divided into 3 parts.
contains a general description of the national flag.
is devoted to the display of the national flag by members of public, private organizations, educational institutions, etc.
of the code relates to display of the national flag by Central and state governments and their organizations and agencies.
The Flag Code of India, 2002, took effect from January 26, 2002 and superseded the “Flag Code-India” as it existed earlier.
The colour of the top panel shall be India saffron (Kesari) and that of the bottom panel shall be India green. The middle panel shall be white, bearing at its centre the design of Ashoka Chakra in navy blue colour with 24 equally spaced spokes.
The flag is based on the Swarag flag, a flag of the Indian National Congress designed by Pingali Venkayya and named as “tricolor”.
Khadi or hand-spun cloth is the only material allowed to be used for the making of flag, and flying a flag made of any other material is punishable by law with imprisonment up to three years, besides a fine.
Raw materials for khadi are restricted to cotton, silk and wool. There are two kinds of khadi used: The first is the khadi-bunting which makes up the body of the flag, and the second is the khadi-duck, which is a beige-coloured cloth that holds the flag to the pole
Things we should remember!!!
The flag should be rectangular in shape, and it’s ratio should be 3:2.
Whenever the flag is to be displayed, it should always be displayed distinctly. The saffron band should always be the topmost. If the flag is to be displayed vertically, the saffron band should always be to the right with reference to the flag, and to the left with reference to the person facing it.
correct horizontal and vertical display!!
When hoisted from a speaker’s platform, “it should be flown on the speaker’s right as he faces the audience or flat against the wall, above and behind the speaker,” according to the Code.
-We are allowed to wave paper Flags in important national ,cultural ,sports events,but these cannot be thrown after te event ends.Proper Disposal sould be their.
The Flag code of India says “Disposal of flag should be done in private preferably by burning or by digging in the soil with full dignity.
If the flag is damaged or soiled condition ,it should be destroyed.
A damaged Flag should not be displayed.
It should also not be dipped in salute to any person or thing.
The Flag is not to be used for commercial purposes,without the government’s permission,for trademark design or any other.
Lettering on the Flag is allowed. The Flag can also not be used as a “receptacle” for anything. Here an exception is made to placing flower petals in the Flag on occasions such as Republic Day before it is unfurled.
Flag code of India states that should not be flown at half-mast. This rule does not apply in entirety in the event of the death of a dignitary such as the Prime Minister,president etc.
The Flag is not to be used to cover a speaker’s desk and cannot be cover around a speaker’s platform. It also should not be used as a portion of a costume.
It should not be allowed to touch the ground or the floor or trail in water.