Maharashtra Government has imposed a ban on wearing of T-shirts and jeans by the employees in the state secretariat and government offices. The state government has issued an order on Friday, asking its employees and contractual staff to come to offices wearing appropriate formal clothes.The Maharashtra Government order read, â€œJeans and t-shirt may mean stress-free wear for some, but they are no longer suitable `office attireâ€™ for government employees in Maharashtra.
And the government may do a policy `flip-flopâ€™ once in a while, but the employees are not allowed to wear the humble slippers to the office as per the new dress code. Also, all government employees must wear khadi clothes at least on Fridays to encourage the use of handspun, a circular issued on December 8 stated. â€œIt 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,â€ it said.People expect â€œgood behaviour and personalityâ€ from all government officials and employees, it reminded.
Women employees can wear sarees, salwars/chudidars kurtas, trouser pants and shirts along with dupattas if necessary, it said. For men, there is less choice: they can wear shirts and â€œpants or trouser pantsâ€.â€œClothes 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,â€ . Women employees should wear chappals, sandals or shoes while men should wear shoes or sandals, it was stated.