The State Emblem of India (Regulation of Use) Rules, 2007 which regulates the use of State Emblem of India for various purposes has been amended.
A notification has also been issued in this regard which states that these rules shall be called the State Emblem of India (Regulation of Use) Amendment rules, 2010 and come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
As per the notification, no professional qualification or private profession shall be mentioned with the name of the person authorised to use the emblem under these rules on the stationery, including letter heads, visiting cards and greetings cards with emblem printed or embossed on it. For the purpose of Schedule I, the expression ‘officer’ shall mean a gazetted officer’.
For the purpose of Schedule III,’ Government’ includes the Central Government, State Government, Union Territory Administrations and other Offices mentioned in Schedule-I.
The copy of the Gazette Notification is attached (No better print readily available).