Indian National Flag: The Finance Ministry said on Friday that the sale of the Indian national flag made of machine or polyester is exempt from the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The national flag made of hand-woven fabrics of cotton, silk, wool or khadi is already exempted from GST. The revenue department clarified in an office memorandum that after the amendment to the ‘Flag Code of India, 2002’ in December last year, the polyester or machine-made tricolor would also be exempted from the cess.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s office tweeted, “It is clarified that the sale of Indian National Flag adhering to the Flag Code 2002 and subsequent amendments is exempted from GST.”
It has been clarified that the sale of the Indian National Flag, adhering to the Flag Code 2002 and its subsequent amendments, is exempt from GST. pic.twitter.com/vNvjYPwNqY
— NSitharamanOffice (@nsitharamanoffc) July 8, 2022
This clarification of the Finance Ministry has come in the background of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ initiative under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. Under this initiative, every Indian will be motivated to hoist the national flag at their home to commemorate 75 years of independence. The objective of this initiative is to inculcate the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to promote awareness about our national flag.