Now, khadi for Gandhi Smriti staff

Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said, “The rule to wear khadi exists in GSDS by-laws but was never followed. We are merely reminding them of the by-law."

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:September 14, 2016 2:10 am

The Union Culture Ministry has made it compulsory for the 200-odd staff of Delhi-based Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS) to wear khadi to work from October 2. The rule applies to the regular staff, consultants or volunteers, and not to the chairman, vice-chairman and members of GSDS governing body.

Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said, “The rule to wear khadi exists in GSDS by-laws but was never followed. We are merely reminding them of the by-law.” To keep controversies at bay, the GSDS administration has made the regular staff sign an undertaking that they will wear khadi out of choice, Sharma said.