Kicking up yet another controversy, government officials in Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh imposed a dress code banning informal wear in government offices.
In the line of the orders issued by District Magistrate Sanjeev Ranjan, the employees are refrained form wearing jeans, T-shirts and slippers.
The order also has the list of the type of clothes that employees should wear –– women should wear a sari, salwar, churidar-kurta, trousers with a kurta or a shirt and a dupatta if required; men should wear trousers and shirts.
The order further suggested the employees wear khadi once a week and asked the employees not to wear clothes with deep colours and strange embroidery patterns or pictures. “If the attire of officials and employees is unsuitable and unclean, it also has an indirect impact on their work,” the circular added.
Rajan said that any violation of the rule will invite action, while a few employees raised objections to the new rules. The employees also reminded that similar orders were issued earlier but could not be implemented.