MHA issues advisory for compliance of ‘Flag Code of India, 2002’

Posted on:25 Mar 2017 09:43:35
MHA issues advisory for compliance of ‘Flag Code of India, 2002’
25 March 2017 Current Affairs: The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an Advisory to the Chief Secretaries/Administrators of all State Governments/UT Administrations, Secretaries of all Ministries / Departments of Government of India, reiterating to ensure strict compliance of the provisions contained in the ‘Flag Code of India. 2002’ and ‘The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971’.

The Advisory directs that mass awareness programmes be carried out in this regard and also give wide publicity through advertisements in the electronic and print media.

Features: The advisory directs to carry out mass awareness programmes and also wide publicity through advertisements in both the electronic and print media for compliance.

It states that National Flag represents hopes and aspirations of the people of the country and, therefore, should occupy a position of honour.

According to the advisory, the National Flags made of plastic are being used in place of paper flags which are not decomposable. So steps should be taken for proper disposal of these flags after event to maintain the dignity of the flag instead of throwing them everywhere.

For this, wide publicity for not using the National Flag made of plastic, should be made along with its advertisement in the electronic and print media. 

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