Lucknow: Mr N.K.S. Chauhan, the district magistrate of Sambhal district has banned jeans and t-shirts for government employees during working hours.
Mr Chauhan has issued the orders to maintain the ‘dignity of the office’.
The employees have also been barred from smoking and chewing paan
and tobacco on the premises. “The collectorate is not an ‘aisa-waisa’ (ordinary) place where you come in jeans and a T-shirt.
It has been instructed that employees shall wear only formal clothes, and not jeans, corduroy or T-shirts during office hours and to official functions,” the district magistrate told reporters.
The DM did not explicitly say what kind of clothes employees should wear to work but he did classify them as ‘Hindustani’ which should make employees look ‘serious’ about their work. Senior officials at the department have been asked to keep an eye on dress code violations....