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Court gets strict on dress code, says no to jeans

New Delhi: District and Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta on Wednesday issued an administrative order directing the staff of all six district courts in the city to adhere to a proper dress code.

Stipulating the court dress code, the order says men must wear shirt and trousers, while it’s salwar kameez with dupatta or sari for women.

“Any violation of the above direction shall be viewed severely,” the order says.

“It has been observed that some of the staff members are not adhering to a proper dress code/uniform and thus, the work atmosphere as well as the dignity of the court is being affected adversely,” Gupta said in her order marked to all judicial officers in the city’s district courts.

It is not surprising to see members of the district court staff in jeans and T-shirts while on duty. The order not only covers the staff present in courtrooms but those in various departments and administrative branches.

the court staff said it would be difficult to adhere to the “formal” dress code since they do not get a laundry allowance or uniform. “We were asked to wear a light blue shirt with grey trousers as uniform that was prescribed some years ago. We received the uniform allowance only once,” a staff member said

source: financial express




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