Lucknow: After putting a blanket ban on cigarettes and gutkha in government offices, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now reportedly directed the Directorate of Higher Education to ensure proper dress code for colleges across the state.
According to News18.com, a government directive, send to nearly 158 government colleges and 331 government-aided colleges in Uttar Pradesh, has asked teachers to dress up “modestly” and ''give up jeans and t-shirts.”
“All the faculty members and other university officials are requested to come in on time in modest clothing and perform their duties with responsibility. Jeans and T-shirts are prohibited while on duty,” said a circular issued on March 31 by the Directorate of Higher Education.
The circular carrying the signature of Urmila Singh, the joint director of higher education, says bio-metric systems will be installed in all government colleges to mark attendance and ensure timely and transparent working.
This move coincides with the Yogi Adityanath government's crackdown on smoking, and consumption of pan masala and gutkha in government offices, schools and colleges.