Agra: Sambhal's District Magistrate has kicked up a controversy by issuing an order to ban jeans and T-shirts at work.
As per a report in The Indian Express, DM NKS Chauhan has issued the orders to maintain the “dignity of the office”.
As per the orders issued on Friday, employees working at the district collectorate have been banned from wearing jeans and T-shirts. They have also been barred from smoking and chewing paan and tobacco on the premises.
“The collectorate is not an ‘aisa-waisa’ 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,” Chauhan told the newspaper.
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 tasked with looking out for dress code violations.