Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Hoard of Direct Taxes)
New Delhi, the 3rd October, 2017
Subject: Use of the State Emblem of India on official vehicles – reg.
The undersigned is directed to circulate the provisions of ‘The State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper USE) Rules, 2007’, which says that the use of the emblem on vehicles shall be restricted to the authorities specified in Schedule II of the said Rules (Copy attached).
2. It has come to the notice of the Board that official cars being used by the officers posted in the various field units/Zones are using the State Emblem without any authority and in gross violation of the statutory provisions.
3. All the Pr. CCITs (CCA)/Pr. /Ts are requested to instruct their admin officers dealing with engagement and allocation of vehicle for official use within its area of jurisdiction to desist use of State Emblem of India on the vehicles provided to the officers for official use. It is also requested to ensure that the use of the State Emblem of India on vehicle is limited to the authorities specified in Schedule II of the aforesaid Rules. If any such instance comes to the notice of the Board in future, the matter will be viewed seriously and the concerned officer as well as the concerned Pr.CCIT/Pr.DGIT will he held responsible for violation of the provisions of aforesaid Act.
4. This issues with the approval of Member (Administration).
Encl.: As above
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tele # 2309 5565
All Pr. CCITs (CCA)/Pr. DGIT
Copy to :
1. All the Members, CBDT with the request to ensure its implementation in their area of jurisdiction.
2. DI3C with the request to upload it on irsofficersonline.gov.in.
(See Rule 7)
CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITIES AND OTHER DIGNITARIES WHICH MAY DISPLAY THE EMBLEM ON THEIR CARS
(i) cars of Rashtrapati Bhawan, when the following dignitaries or their spouses are traveling by such vehicles:
(b) visiting Heads of foreign States,
(c) visiting Vi -Presidents of foreign State or dignitaries of equivalent status,
(d) visiting heads of foreign Governments or dignitaries of equivalent status like-Crown. Prince or Princess of a foreign State,
(e) the spare car following the car of the President;
(ii) car of Vice-President when he or his, spouse is traveling by such Vehicle;
(iii) cars of Raj Bhawan and Raj Niwas, if the emblem is adopted by, or incorporated in the Emblem of, that State or the Union territory, when the following dignitaries or their spouses are traveling by such vehicles within the State or the Union territory concerned:
(c) Governor.of the State,
(d) Lieutenant Gaverneirti4ljnion territory,
(vi) Government advertisements, banners, pamphlets, boards, etc.;
(vii) crests, flags, seats with such modification as considered necessary;
(viii) identity cards, licenses, permits, etc.,
(ix) issued by the Government; websites of the Government;
(x) coins, currency notes, promissory notes and postal stamps issued by the Mint or Press of the Government of India;
(xi) Medals, Certificates and Sanads instituted by the Government;
(xii) invitation cards for functions of the Government;
(xiii) representational glassware crockery and cutlery used at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Raj Bhawans, Raj Niwases and Indian Missions or Posts abroad;
(xiv) Badges, collars, buttons, etc., with such modifications as are considered necessary, on the uniforms of‑
(a) commissioned or gazetted officers of the armed forces of the Union;
(b) gazetted officers of uniformed services (other than armed forces) of the Union and such of the State Governments and Union territory Administrations that have adopted the emblem, or have incorporated the emblem in the Emblem of that State or Union territory;
(c) authorised staff of Rashtrapati Bhawan and Indian Missions or Posts abroad;
(xv) school textbooks, books on history, art or culture or in any periodical as part of the text of a Chapter, Section, etc., for the purpose of explaining or illustrating the origin, significance or adoption of the emblem:
Provided that the emblem shall not be used on the front page, title or cover of such publication so as to give an impression that it is a Government publication.
Explanation – For the purpose of this Schedule, the “Government” includes the Central Government; the State Governments and Union territory Administrations, which have adopted or incorporated the emblem in the Emblem of that State or Union territory, as the case may be.
(File No. 13/9/2006-Public)
(Arun Kumar Yadav)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India