by Geethalakshmi 2010-01-26 13:10:17



1. Wherever the Tiranga is flown, it should occupy the position of honour and be distinctly placed.
2. Where the practice is to fly the Tiranga on any public building, it shall be flown on that building on all days, including Sundays & Holidays. It shall be flown from sunrise to sunset irrespective of weather conditions. The flag may be flown on such a building at night also, but this should be only on very special occasions.
3. The Tiranga shall always be hoisted briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. When the hoisting and the lowering of the flag is accompanied by appropriate bugle calls, the hoisting and lowering should be simultaneous with the bugle calls.
4. When the Tiranga is displayed from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from windowsill, balcony, or front of a building, the saffron band shall be at the farther end of the staff.
5. When the Tiranga is displayed flat and horizontal on a wall, the saffron band shall be uppermost and when displayed vertically, the saffron band shall be to the right with reference to the Flag, i.e it may be to the right of a person facing it.
6. When displayed over the middle of a street, running east-west or north-south, the Tiranga shall be suspended vertically with the saffron to the north, or to the east as the case may be.
7. When the Tiranga is displayed on a sneaker's platform, it shall be flown on a staff on the speaker's right as he faces the audience or flat against the wall above and behind the speaker.
8. When used on occasions like the unveiling of a statue, the Tiranga shall be displayed distinctly and separately.
9. When the Tiranga is displayed alone on a motor car, it shall be flown from staff which should be affixed firmly to the car in the middle front of the bonnet.
10. When the Tiranga is carried in a procession or a parade, it shall be either on the marching right, that is the Flag's own right, or if there is a line of other flags, in front of the centre of the line.


1. A damaged or disheveled Tiranga must not be displayed.
2. The Flag must not be dipped in salute to any person or thing.
3. No other flag or bunting shall be placed higher than or above or side by side with the Tiranga, nor shall any object, including flowers or garlands or emblems be placed on or above the flag mast from which the Tiranga is flown.
4. The Tiranga must not be used as a festoon, rosette or bunting or in any other manner for decoration, nor shall other coloured pieces of cloth be so arranged as to give the appearance of the Tiranga.
5. The Tiranga must not be used to cover a speaker's desk nor should it be draped over a speaker's platform.
6. The Tiranga must not be displayed with the " saffron " down.
7. The Tiranga must not be allowed to touch the ground or the floor or trail in water.
8. The Tiranga must be not be displayed or fastened in any manner as may damage it.

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