Guwahati: The BJP government in Assam has come out with a ‘dress code’ for Assembly secretariat staffers at Dispur, officials said on Monday.

Accordingly, the staffers, both male, and female, were asked to avoid casual attires while on duty.

The women staffers were asked to wear sarees, salwar-kameez and mekhela-chador while men were supposed to wear formal shirts and trousers, according to an official order.

The new dress code has put a bar on wearing jeans, t-shirts and leggings by employees working at the Secretariat, the order stated.

From now on, they will have to mandatorily wear formal attire during office hours.

Every Wednesday, the employees have been directed to wear traditional dresses.

During the Assembly sessions, a uniform will also be provided to the employees.

Even mediapersons covering Assembly proceedings will have to wear dresses as per government guidelines.

The order was passed on the directives of Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimari and will be applicable to the staff working on daily wage and fixed pay as well.

“All employees should attend office on all working days in formal attire only (salwar suit/saree/mekhela chador, formal shirt-pant and not casual attires such as T-shirts, jeans, leggings etc.)

“A traditional dress of any community of Assam should be worn every Wednesday as desired by the employee,” the order said.

The order strictly mentions that action will be initiated against any state Assembly employee who fails to abide by the instructions.

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