Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Dr Piyush Singla on Friday asked all the officers that the national flag should be hoisted on all government offices and buildings within fifteen days.
He asked the district heads of all the departments to submit information in this regard on daily basis.
A circular, issued by the district magistrate, reads that “the Indian National Flag represents the hopes and aspirations of the people of India. … It is the symbol of our National pride. There is universal affection and respect for, and loyalty to the National Flag.
The Government of India, to bring awareness amongst the people and also in the organization’s and agencies of the government, in regard to laws, practices, and conventions that apply to the display of the National Flag, has defined a Flag Code of India, 2002, it further added.
The circular reads that for the sake of convenience, Flag Code of India, 2002, has been divided into three parts, Part I of the Code contains general description of the National Flag, Part Il of the Code is devoted to the display of the National Flag by the members of public, private organization, education institutions etc. and Part III of the Code relates to display of the National Flag by Central and State Governments and their organizations and agencies, reported a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
“Accordingly, in pursuance of the part Ill of the Code, it is impressed upon all District / Sectoral Heads / Tehsil/ Block level officers to ensure that National Flag is flown on all Government offices/buildings across the district within 15 days positively,” it further adds.
It reads that the district heads shall submit the information on a daily basis as per the format given along the total number of official buildings in the district, a number of national flags hoisted as on age and percentage. (KNO)