State Flag: Constitutional Position of State Flag- Will Karnataka Get One? (Download PDF)


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Karnataka Government constitutes a nine-member committee for possibility of designing a separate state flag. Jammu and Kashmir is only state having separate flag of its own due to special status granted by Article 370 of the Constitution.

Image of Constitutional Position of State Flag

Image of Constitutional Position of State Flag

Image of Constitutional Position of State Flag

  • No prohibition in the Constitution for the State to have its own flag.
  • National flag code specifically authorises use of other flags subject to the court regulation
  • Clearly mentions that the manner in which the other flag is hoisted should not dishonour the national flag- always below the national flag.

Flag of India

  • Based on the Swaraj flag, a flag of the Indian National Congress designed by Pingali Venkayya
  • Horizontal rectangular tricolour of India saffron, white and India green
  • Ashoka Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, in navy blue is at centre
  • Adopted during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly held on 22 July 1947
  • Became the official flag of the Dominion of India on 15 August 1947
  • Is to be made of khadi
  • Manufacturing process and specifications laid out by the Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Right to manufacture held by Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission
  • As of 2009, the Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha is the sole manufacturer of the flag.
  • Usage governed by the Flag Code of India and laws of national emblems
  • In 2002 the Supreme Court directed the Government of India to amend the code to allow flag usage by private citizens.
  • In 2005 additional uses were allowed including adaptations on certain forms of clothing.
  • The flag code governs the protocol of flying the flag and its use with other national and non-national flags.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 1, 2017


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