Updated: February 12, 2021 7:53:09 pm
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has banned its staffers from wearing jeans and T-shirts to work while urging them to use Khadi clothes once a week as a dress code.
“Elected representatives, common citizens, representatives and high-level officers of private and government establishments visit civic offices for official work. The civic staff and officers interact with the visitors as representatives of the PMC. The dress of the civic staff and officers play an important role in their personality as representative of civic body… It is the dress worn by staff that creates impression of the civic establishment on the visitors,” said Additional Municipal Commissioner Rubal Agarwal in an order issued on the ‘dress code’ for civic staff.
“All civic staff, including officers, should be careful about their personality and wear clothes that are suitable for office,” she said adding that the PMC was issuing guidelines for the dress code to be followed in office for all the civic staff and officers, except those who have been given uniform by civic body.
As per the guidelines, civic employees have to wear clothes that are “suitable to government staff while in office everyday”. “Women employees should wear saree, salwar or churidar kurta, trouser pants with either kurta or shirt and carry dupatta as per the need. The men employees should wear shirts, pants or trouser pants. The dress should not be of dark colours and with decorative work. The civic employees should not wear jeans and T-shirts to office,” the guidelines said.
The PMC also stated that civic employees should wear clothes made of Khadi at least once a week on Friday.
Moreover, the civic employees have to ensure that the clothes they wear should be clean and in proper condition, it said, “All the civic employees should display their identity card while in office,” the guidelines stated.
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The civic employees have been asked to put on proper footwear while in office, it said, “The women should wear chappals, sandals or shoes while the men should wear shoes or sandals. No one should wear slippers,” it added.
The instructions are also applicable for all contract employees in civic offices and those visiting PMC offices as a consultant.
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