Maharashtra government bans T-shirts, jeans and slippers for its employees in the office

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |

Updated: December 12, 2020 9:02:53 am





The order asks employees to refrain from wearing jeans and T-shirts in offices. (Representative photo)

THE STATE has drawn up a dress code for all employees working in government offices, banning jeans, T-shirts and slippers and advising staff to wear Khadi once a week.

“It has been pointed out that many employees, particularly contract employees and designated government job consultants, dress in a way that would be considered inappropriate for a government employee. This tends to create a negative impression in people’s minds about government servants, ”read an order issued by the general administration department on December 8.

He then goes on to list the type of clothing that employees should wear – women should wear sari, salwar, churidar-kurta, pants with kurta or shirt and dupatta if necessary; men must wear pants and shirts.

The order prohibits employees from wearing “clothing with deep colors and strange embroidery patterns or drawings.” He also asks employees to refrain from wearing jeans and T-shirts in offices.

“In addition, female employees must wear chappals, sandals or shoes and men must wear shoes or sandals. Slippers should not be worn in the office, ”the order added.

The order states that, in order to promote khadi, employees must wear khadi on Fridays. “If the clothing of officials and employees is inadequate and dirty, it also has an indirect impact on their work,” adds the circular.

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