The Maharashtra government has set a dress code for government offices and has banned jeans, T-shirts and slippers for government employees and contractual staff.
As per the order, employees are supposed to refrain from wearing clothes “with deep colours and strange embroidery patterns or pictures”.
Government employees have been asked to wear “appropriate formal clothes” because they represent the Maharashtra government.
The circular issued in this regards states women should wear sari, salwar, churidar-kurta or trousers with a kurta or a shirt and a dupatta, if required. Instead of slippers, women should wear chappals, sandals or shoes.
Men should wear trousers and shirts.
Employees have also been advised to wear khadi once a week to encourage use of handspun, said a circular issued on December 8.
Explaining the rationale for bringing this circular and dress code, the government said some employees are not wearing “suitable attire”.
“It has been observed that several officials/staff (mainly contractual staff and advisers engaged for government work) do not wear attire suitable for government employees. Hence, the image of government staff gets sullied among people. If the attire of officials and employees is unsustainable and unclean, it also has an indirect impact on their work,” the circular said.
As per the new dress code, men can wear shirts and pants or trouser pants.
“Clothes with deep colours and strange embroidery patterns or pictures should not be worn. Besides, employees and staff should not wear jeans and t-shirts in offices,” the circular said.
Male employees should wear shoes or sandals henceforth.
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