Patna bans jeans, T-Shirts, casuals in department of education
Despite repeated attempts, Bihar Education Minister Chandra Shekhar could not be reached for his comment on the order
The Bihar government has told staffers of the state education department not to wear casual outfits such as jeans and T-shirts in the office as the ongoing practice goes against the culture at workplaces.
The Director (administration) of the education department, in an order issued on Wednesday, has taken exception to employees coming to offices in T-shirts and jeans.
Despite repeated attempts, Bihar Education Minister Chandra Shekhar could not be reached for his comment on the order.
Notably, the district magistrate of Saran district had, in April, barred all government employees from wearing jeans and T-shirts in government offices.
They were asked to wear formal dresses and carry identity cards.
The Bihar government had, in 2019, banned wearing jeans and T-shirts in the state secretariat, irrespective of the employees' ranks.
The aim was to maintain "office decorum" and the state government had asked employees of the secretariat to wear simple, comfortable and light-coloured outfits in the office.