Ranchi, June 9: In a bid to stop the state officials wearing casual clothes to court, Jharkhand High Court has asked all its officers and other staff to follow the appropriate dress code. The decision was taken when Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma wore a colorful printed saree draped stylishly on her.
There have been countless instances where senior government officers appeared before the court in casual dress disrespecting the supreme law. Advocate General was the first one to observe the situation and then the matter was reviewed. Rajbhasha department has ordered banning its officers and other employees from appearing in a court of law without formals.
Department’s secretary Nidhi Khare said, “The order is nothing but a reminder to all concerned to follow the appropriate dress code while they attend court or office. All officers are well aware about the dress code as they have already been trained on this aspect.”
Khare pointed out, “Government employees are expected to appear in court in modest manner as they happen to be one of the parties in the case. They should not opt for flashy dresses and should maintain decorum.”
Reportedly, an IAS officer earned ex-Chief Minister’s wrath when the former appeared in a flashy red shirt. The IAS officer had supposedly gone to receive him at the Ranchi airport.