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  • Union govt amends The Flag Code of India, 2002
  • Tricolour can now remain hoisted after sunset
  • Move as govt prepares for 'Har Ghar Tiranga'

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The move comes as the government prepares to launch a 'Har Ghar Tiranga' from August 13 to 15 as part of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.

As India prepares to celebrate 75 years of independence, the union government has amended the set of rules that govern hoisting of the tricolour to allow the flag to fly event after sunset.

The government amended the Flag Code of India, 2002 to allow the national flag to be flown at day and night if it has been hoisted in the open or on the house of a member of the public.

Earlier, the tricolour is allowed to be flown from sun rise to sun set, irrespective of weather conditions.

The move comes as the government prepares to launch a 'Har Ghar Tiranga' 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".

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The home secretary also enclosed with his letter the salient features of the Flag Code including the changes made on December, 30, 2021 and July 20, 2022 and the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the use and display of the national flag.

With PTI inputs

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