For creating awareness among people, Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI has issued an Advisory regarding Strict compliance of the provisions contained in the "Flag, Code of India, 2002' and 'The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971'. All are requested to notice the laws, practices and conventions that apply to display of the National Flag.
The Advisory states that the National Flag represents hopes and aspirations of the people of our country and hence should occupy a position of honour. There is universal affection and respect for, and loyalty to, the National Flag. Yet, a perceptible lack of awareness is often noticed amongst the people as well as organizations/agencies of the Government, in regard to laws, practices and conventions that apply to 'display of the National Flag’.
The Advisory states that on important national, cultural and sports events, Flags made of paper only are used by public in terms of the provisions of the 'Flag Code of India, 2002' and such paper Flags are not discarded or thrown on the ground after the event. Such Flags are to be disposed of, in private, consistent with the dignity of the Flag. Wide publicity, for not using the National Flag made of plastic, should be made along with its advertisement in the electronic and print media.
Click here to see the Flag Code India document. (English, Hindi)
Advisory in Press Information Bureau