Thiruvananthapuram: The Public Administration Department has recommended adhering to standards when displaying the national flag, particularly in anticipation of Independence Day. They have emphasized the importance of strictly following the flag code whenever the national flag is used. The guideline stipulates that the flag should be made from materials like cotton, polyester, yarn, silk, or khadi, whether through manual or mechanical means.
The national flag to be used must be rectangular, with its length and height maintaining a 3:2 ratio. Its positioning should reflect reverence and honor. Flags that are damaged or soiled cannot be used. The national flag should not be hoisted on a flagpole along with other flags. Where the national flag is hoisted, it should be the only one. And no other flags should be placed higher than the national flag.
Individuals, private establishments, and educational institutions have the liberty to raise the national flag on a daily basis. Also, it can be prominently unfurled during significant events and festivities. . The dignity and respect of the national flag should be should be taken into consideration while doing so. On July 20, 2022, the Flag Code was amended, permitting the continuous display of the national flag in both public spaces and private residences, during both day and night. The Flag Code also mentions that the national flag should not be used on vehicles other than those mentioned in Part III of Section-9 of the Flag Code.