If someone has said it, we take it back: Haryana CM Khattar on ‘no jeans’ diktat

According to Additional Chief Secretary, Haryana, School Education Dept, the no jeans diktat was issued because teachers are expected to be role models and they should display "discipline and propriety in dressing.”

By: ANI | Chandigarh | Published:June 11, 2016 7:47 pm
Manohar Lal Khattar at  The Indian Express office, Tuesday. (Express Photo by Ravi Kanojia) While the four-line order said wearing jeans to work was not appropriate and the teachers should wear formal clothes, it did not attribute any particular reason for it. (Source: Express file Photo by Ravi Kanojia)

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar denied on Saturday that his government has issued a directive to school teachers in the state asking them not to wear jeans to work.

“No, there is no such order that has been issued by the state government. And, if someone has said anything like this, then we take it back, but no such thing has happened,” Khattar told reporters.

Read more | Don’t wear jeans to work: Haryana to school teachers

As per the order issued by the office of the Director of elementary education, the district education officers have been asked to ensure that teachers do not wear jeans when they go to school or to the office of the education department.

While the four-line order said wearing jeans to work was not appropriate and the teachers should wear formal clothes, it did not attribute any particular reason for it.

Also read | Congress slams government for barring teachers from wearing jeans, calls them ‘anti-women’

According to reports the order reads, “It is observed that teachers of primary and middle schools come to schools wearing jeans. Further, they come to the office of the education department wearing jeans, which is not appropriate. Kindly ensure that teachers wear formal clothes in schools and not jeans.”

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    Kay Singh
    Jun 11, 2016 at 6:18 pm
    Nowadays, women, led by self-serving activists, are rebelling at anything and everything. If the Haryana Government order to its lady teachers is deemed inappropriate, then no one - repeat no one - has the right to ask women to adhere to a dress code. So, will it be ok if women in Security Forces, the Armed Forces, airlines, private security services, hotels, industry, etc all rebel against wearing a uniform? Similarly, why should girl students wear a school uniform? Why not jeans? By the same logic, how can the Armed Forces, or the corporate sector, ask spouses of their officers to adhere to a formaldress code, and that too for social evenings?? Why cant they all be allowed to wear "jins" and "toups" and shorts everywhere? This w thing is becoming ridiculous. An emminent person had famously said, "you dress up like an urchin, you will be treated like an urchin". Teachers complain that students do not respect them. Any thoughts on how students in uniform perceive a woman teacher dressed on tight / faded / torn jeans or revealing clothes?????
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    babu
    Jun 11, 2016 at 6:53 pm
    Only fa g lies lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And jeans is symbol and patten of usa be careful khatare your pm is obhama friend
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    Ranjit Pande
    Jun 11, 2016 at 7:50 pm
    I, a doctor, do not go to work in jeans or shorts because it is not considered appropriate. I would also not like to see teachers wearing jeans at work. I don't think there is anything sinister in this.
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