Maharashtra Govt. Directs Guideline for Dress Code at Work: No t-shirt, jeans or slippers


“Clothes with deep colors and strange embroidery patterns or pictures should not be worn. Besides, employees and staff should not wear jeans and t-shirts in offices,” the circular ordained.


According to the new order from Maharashtra, on-duty employees under Secretariat & other Govt. will not be allowed to wear T-shirts, jeans & must adhere to appropriate dress codes. The imposed ban on Friday will also be applied to contractual staff, asking them to wear appropriate formal clothes to appear professional.


All government offices are seen as representatives of the state government in the public mind. These offices are visited by the general public, officials of private institutions, representatives along with people's representatives from all over the state.


“Clothes with deep colors and strange embroidery patterns or pictures should not be worn. Besides, employees and staff should not wear jeans and t-shirts in offices,” the circular ordained.


In such a situation, the attire of all types of officers/employees in the state government officials as a representative of the state government is seen as a very important part of their personality. It is the attire of the employees endow “good behavior and personality” that gives the visitors a special impression of the faith they are working on.


“It has been observed that several officials/staff (mainly contractual staff and advisers engaged for government work) do not wear attire suitable for government employees. Hence, the image of government staff gets sullied among people,” the order said.


Take a look at the dress codes Stated in the Order:
  1. The daily attire of all government officials and employees should be appropriate for the government employees.

  2. The attire worn by all officers and staff should be clean and tidy.

  3. To promote khadi, all officers and employees should wear khadi once a week (Friday).

  4. Female officers and employees should preferably use slippers, sandals, shoes in the office while male officers and employees should wear boots, sandals.

  5. All government officials and employees should not wear jeans or T-shirts in the office.

  6. Women employees should wear a sari, salwar/churidar kurta, trouser pants and kurta or shirt on it as well as dupatta if required.

  7. Male employees should dress in shirts, pants/trousers.