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  • National Emblem This is not Government paper or Government sponsored document. The emblems used here is only for non ofcial purpose. You are advised to read the Act and regulations published by Government of India, for the full and authentic information. The content here is written to generate awareness about the importance of National Emblem and its usage. The document is available online at http:// for download, and you must refer the site for the latest document and discussions. In case you want to write to us send us email at The three lions mounted on the abacus with a Dharma Chakra in the centre,a bull on the right and a galloping horse on the left, and outlines of DharmaChakras on the extreme right and left and the motto Satyameva Jayate(truth alone triumphs) written in Devanagari script below has been adopted asthe State emblem of India.In the state emblem, adopted by the Government of India on 26 January1950. The State Emblem of India is an adaptation from the Sarnath LionCapital of Emporer Ashoka, who ruled from 272 BC to 232 BC. It is preservedinthe Sarnath Museum, near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The motto SatyamevaJayate is taken from an ancient scripture the Mundaka Upanishad.Download from | Connecting People who cares.. With concerns that Matter
  • Is the Act applicable to every Citizens?It extends to the whole of India, and also applies to citizens of India outsideIndia. What constitutes improper use of National Emblem? Person using the emblem or any colourable imitation thereof in any manner which tends to create an impression that it relates to the Government or that it is an ofcial document of the Central Government, or as the case may be, the State Government. (Section 3 of The State Emblem of India (Prohibition of improper user) Act 2005) No person shall use the emblem for the purpose of any trade, business, calling or profession or in the title of any patent, or in any trade mark or design, (Section 4 of The State Emblem of India (Prohibition of improper user) Act 2005) Can a retired Government Ofcer use the National Emblem?No. The former functionary of the Central Government or the StateGovernments cannot use the National Emblem.What is the punishment if unauthorized person uses or there isimproper use?Download from | Connecting People who cares.. With concerns that Matter
  • Any person who contravenes the provisions shall be punishable withimprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with ne whichmay extend to ve thousand rupees, orwith both.Can Banks, PSU and MunicipalCouncil use the National Emblem?No Commission or Committee, PublicSector Undertaking, Bank, MunicipalCouncil, Panchayat Raj Institution,Parishad, non-government organisation,University, other than those authorisedunder these rules, shall use the emblemin any manner.No person (including former functionariesof the Government, like, formerMinisters, former Members ofParliament, former Members of Legislative Assemblies, former judges andretired Government ofcials), orNo association or body of persons, whether incorporated or not, shall use theemblem on their letter-heads, brochures, seats, crests, badges, house agsor for any other purpose in any manner. Is there is color to be used for National Emblem? The State Emblem, on demi-ofcial stationery used by Ministers, when printed or embossed should appear on the top left hand corner in blue colour. The lettering like Home Minister or Ministry of Home Affairs should appear on the top right hand corner. The demiofcial stationery used by ofcersshould be embossed or printed in red colour except when an ofcer isDownload from | Connecting People who cares.. With concerns that Matter
  • specically authorised to use such stationery in some other colour. Names ofofcers, however, should not be printed on such stationery.The Members of Parliament may have theState Emblem embossed or printed on theirstationery. The colour to be used for the purposein the case of the Members of the LokSabha is green and red for the Members of the RajyaSabha. Such stationery when supplied by the ChiefController of Printing and Stationery, does not contain thenames or addresses of the Members. But the Members may, at theirdiscretion get such stationery, with their names and addresses printed atprivate presses approved for this purpose by the Government of India in theMinistry of Urban Development.I am authorized to use it, but can I wordAdvocate under it?N o . T h e s t a t i o n e r y, including letter heads,visiting cards and greeting cards, withemblem printed or embossed on it, shallnot bear words, like, A d v o c a t e , E d i t o r,Chartered Accountant with the name of the person authorised to use theemblem under these rules on the stationery. Can State Government have their own logo? And Can they use theNational Emblem in their Logo?Yes, State Government can have their own emblem/seal.However, a State Government may adoptthe emblem as the ofcial Emblem of the State orthe Union territory, as the case may be, withoutobtaining the approval of the Central Government.If a State Government proposes to incorporatethe emblem or any part thereof in the Emblem ofthat State or Union territory, as the case may be, it shall do soafter obtaining the prior approval of the Central Government andDownload from | Connecting People who cares.. With concerns that Matter
  • shall get the design and lay out approved by the Central Government.However, if a State Government has already incorporated the emblem or partthereof in the Emblem of that State or Union territory, as the case may be,prior to the coming into force of these rules continue to use the emblem.The State Emblem has been adopted by the governments of Assam, Bihar,Gujarat, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Rajasthan and West Bengal. It has beenincorporated in the Emblems adopted by the governments of AndhraPradesh, Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa, Punjab andTamil Nadu. The governments and administrations of all Union Territoriesother than Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh use the State Emblem. TheUnion Territory of Chandigarh has incorporated the State Emblem in theemblem adopted by it.MHAs directions came to State Governments and Union Territories after itnoticed anomalies in the use of National Emblem because StateGovernments are using the National Emblem without motto SatyamevaDownload from | Connecting People who cares.. With concerns that Matter
  • Jayate. The Ministry has made it clear that it isincomplete without motto Satyameva Jayate.Who can use the National Emblem? 1. President, Vice-President, Prime Minister and a Union Minister; 2. Governors, Lieutenant Governors, Administrators, if the emblem is adopted by, or incorporated in the Emblem of, that State or the Union territory, as the case may be; 3. Ofce and ofcers of the Parliament of India; 4. Judges and ofce and ofcers of the Judiciary; 5. Ofce and ofcers of the Planning Commission; 6.Chief Election Commissioner of India, Election Commissioners and the

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