August 18, 2022

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gram panchayat: HC seeks UP authorities view on flying flag day by day at gram panchayat bhawans

The Allahabad Excessive Court docket has sought the Uttar Pradesh authorities’s response on a Public Curiosity Litigation (PIL) urging official permission to permit gram panchayat bhawans (buildings) to hoist the nationwide flag each day of the 12 months, similar to excessive courts and secretariats.

The Excessive Court docket directed the federal government to hunt “full directions” from the Division of Tradition in addition to the Division of Panchayati Raj by August 22, the following date of listening to.

Whereas contemplating the problem, the court docket stated the state must also bear in mind two central legislations – The Prevention of Insults to Nationwide Honour Act, 1971 and The Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950.

The PIL, filed by one Chandra Bhushan Pandey, is being heard even because the prime minister has launched a nationwide ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ (Tricolour in every home) marketing campaign to exhort everybody to hoist the nationwide flag between August 13 and 15, for which a particular round has been issued this time.

Village panchayats are at current allowed to hoist the flag solely twice a 12 months – on Republic Day and Independence Day.In line with the Flag Code of India, the tricolour must be flown solely on essential public buildings corresponding to excessive courts, secretariats, commissioners’ workplaces, collectorates, jails, amongst different workplaces.

Nonetheless, the petitioner has argued that after the insertion of Half IX within the Structure, village panchayats have additionally been given constitutional standing and might thus be handled as a public workplace for the needs of the Flag Code.

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