NEW DELHI ;
THE Government has changed the country’s flag code by allowing the tricolour to fly both day and night and be machine-made besides use of polyester. The move came as the Government is going to launch a ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ (hoisting of flag in every home) from August 13 to 15 as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. In a letter to Secretaries of all Central ministries and departments, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said the display, hoisting and use of the Indian national flag is governed by the Flag Code of India, 2002 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.
The Flag Code of India, 2002 has been further amended through an order on July, 20, 2022 and clause (xi) of paragraph 2.2 of Part-II of the Flag Code of India, 2002 shall now be read as under:- (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”. Earlier, the tricolour is allowed to be flown from sun rise to sun set, irrespective of weather conditions.