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Assam govt issues dress code for teachers in all state-run schools; bans jeans, leggings

A notification issued by the Department of School Education said that a teacher is expected to be an example of all sorts of decency especially while discharging their duties, hence has become necessary to follow a dress code.

Apart from this, the notification also mentioned that both male and female teachers should be dressed up in clean, modest and decent clothes in sober colours, that should not look flashy.Premium
Apart from this, the notification also mentioned that both male and female teachers should be dressed up in clean, modest and decent clothes in sober colours, that should not look flashy.

Himanta Biswa Sarma-led Assam government on 20 May issued a notification bringing a dress code for teachers in all state-run schools, banning jeans and leggings.

The Department of School Education of the state government has asked both male and female teachers not to wear T-shirts, jeans, leggings etc in schools.

According to the notification, a teacher is expected to be an example of all sorts of decency especially while discharging their duties. So it has become necessary to follow a dress code, the notice said.

"It has come to the notice of the undersigned that some teachers of educational institutions are found in the habit of wearing the dress of their choice which sometimes does not appear to be acceptable by the public at large. Since a teacher is expected to be an example of all sorts of decency especially while discharging their duties, it has become necessary to follow a dress code that should reflect a sense of decorum, decency, professionalism and seriousness of purpose at the workplace," the notification said.

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Apart from this, the notification also mentioned that both male and female teachers should be dressed up in clean, modest and decent clothes in sober colours, that should not look flashy. Casual and party apparel should be strictly avoided, it added.

"In view of the above, the Government in the Department of School Education is hereby pleased to prescribe the following dress code for teachers of all educational institutions. Male teachers should attend their duties in appropriate formal attire only (formal shirt-pant and not casual attire such as T-shirt, jeans etc.), Female teachers should attend their duties in decent Salwar Suit/Saree/Mekhela-Chador and not Casual Attire such as T-Shirt, Jeans, Leggings etc," said in the notification issued by Narayan Konwar, Secretary of Department of School Education.

The government even cautioned the teachers that any deviation from this may invite disciplinary action as per rules.

Assam Education Minister Dr Ranoj Pegu even said that the state government is going to introduce a school rule book for all government schools on how the school is to be managed, and how the classes are to be conducted.

"This school rule book contains that the teachers should be dressed decently, properly and they should wear formal dress. For the students we have uniforms. So, the teachers should wear formal dress and come to the school," Dr Ranoj Pegu said.

With agency inputs.

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Published: 20 May 2023, 06:38 PM IST
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