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Flag Code of India, 2002 UPSC NOTE

 Why saffron flag removed

  • Authorities on Sunday hoisted the national flag atop a 108-foot flagpole at Keregodu in Mandya district of Karnataka.

  • After removing a saffron flag with an image of Lord Hanuman.

  • Local people along with BJP and Janata Dal leaders staged a protest soon after the authorities lowered the saffron flag.

  • Citing rules that permitted only the national flag to be flown on government land.

  • When the local organisation hoisted the saffron flag, the authorities started receiving requests

from the local Dalit Sangharsha Samiti, Kurubara Sangha, and Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha too for hoisting their flags on government land.

  • The government would not have objected to the saffron flag if it had been hoisted on private land or temple land.

Salient Features of Flag Code of India, 2002

  • The Indian National Flag represents the hopes and aspirations of the people of India. 

  • It is the symbol of our national pride and there is universal affection and respect for, and loyalty to, the National Flag. 

  • It occupies a unique and special place in the emotions and psyche of the people of India.

  • The hoisting/use/display of the Indian National Flag is governed by the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and the Flag Code of India, 2002

  • The Flag Code of India, 2002 was amended vide Order dated 30sl December, 2021 and National Flag made of polyester or machine made Flag have been allowed

  • The National Flag shall be made of hand spun and hand woven or machine made, cotton/polyestcr/wool/silk/Ichadi bunting. 

  • 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. 

  • The Flag is displayed in open or displayed on the house of a member of public, it may be flown day and night.

  • The National Flag shall be rectangular in shape.

  • The Flag can be of any size but the ratio of the length to the height (width) of the Flag shall be 3:2

  • Whenever the National Flag is displayed, it should occupy the position of honour and should be distinctly placed. 

  • A damaged or dishevelled Flag shall not be displayed. 

  • The Flag should not be flown from a single masthead simultaneously with any other flag or flags. 

  • The Flag should not be flown on any vehicle except of the dignitaries mentioned in Section IX of Part III of the Flag Code.

  • No other flag or bunting should be placed higher than or above or side by side with the National Flag. 



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