The Maharashtra government has banned T-shirts and jeans for employees of the secretary of state and government offices.
The state government issued an order on Friday, asking its employees and contract personnel to come to offices in appropriate formal wear.
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The Maharashtra government order read: “The Maharashtra government asks state government employees and contract personnel not to wear jeans or T-shirts in the Secretariat and government offices; it instructs them to wear appropriate formal clothing, to appear professionals”.
All government employees must wear Khadi clothing at least on Fridays to encourage the use of hand spinning, said a circular issued on December 8.
“It has been observed that various officials / staff (mainly contract personnel and consultants hired for government work) do not wear appropriate clothing for government employees. Therefore, the image of government personnel is tarnished among the people,” he added.
The circular also said that people expect “good behavior and personality” from all government officials and employees, the news agency reports. PTI.
“… if the dress of officials and employees is inadequate and impure, it also has an indirect impact on their work,” the circular adds.
Female employees may wear kurtas saris, salwars or chudidars, pants and shirts along with dupattas if necessary, depending on the order.
Men can wear shirts and “pants or pants”.
“Clothing with deep colors and strange embroidery or patterns should not be worn. Additionally, employees and staff should not wear jeans and T-shirts in offices,” the circular said.
In addition, female employees must wear chappals, sandals or shoes and male employees must wear shoes or sandals, he said.
Take a look at the dress codes in other states:
- Last year, the Government of Bihar it had issued a dress code for all its employees, apparently to ensure discipline and decorum in the office. “Officials and employees are found to come in casual clothing, which goes against the culture and decorum of the office,” the Bihar government order said.
- the Tamil nadu government It had also asked its employees to avoid casual dress and to wear clothing that reflected Indian and Tamil culture. “Women will have to wear sari / salwar kameez / churidaar with dupatta while on government service, men will have to wear shirts with formal pants / veshti (dhoti) or any other traditional Indian clothing,” the state government said.
- the Rajasthan Department of Labor, had banned its employees from wearing jeans and T-shirts in June 2018.
- In 2013, the Karnataka Government it had also introduced a dress code for its employees. While female employees were prohibited from attending office work wearing skirts, T-shirts and pants, male employees were told not to wear T-shirts.
- the Government of Himachal Pradesh, had issued an order in August 2017 prescribing a dress code for all its employees to ensure that they are appropriately dressed in formal, descent, and sober clothing, specifically during court appearances and also while attending office.