India: In an order issued by the District Magistrate, government employees of Uttarakhand have been banned from wearing T-shirts and jeans in all government offices during meetings with higher officials.
The DM of Bageshwar Vineet Kumar issued the order banning informal dressing, like wearing of jeans and T-shirts, in all government offices, as per an ANI report. He stated that all district officials, employees must follow the dress code in the office and not wear jeans, t-shirts during meetings with higher officials. Further, he warned that ‘necessary action will be taken against those who do not comply’.
“It has come to my notice that some district-level employees and officials are sporting denim and T-shirts and also attending meetings of senior officials. This doesn’t look decent for a government servant,” the order written in Hindi quoted Kumar as saying.
Similar orders were issued in a district in Uttar Pradesh but it could not be implemented. The Maharashtra Government had imposed a ban on the wearing of T-shirts and jeans by the employees in the state secretariat and government offices.