Chandigarh: School teachers in Haryana have been told not to wear jeans at work and are formally dressed. An order in this regard was issued by Director of Elementary Education, Haryana (Panchkula).
"It has been observed that teachers in primary and middle schools come to schools in jeans. They are also found in jeans while visiting the office ofthe Directorate, which is inappropriate," said the order which was sent to all District Elementary Education Officers.
"Kindly ensure that no teacher should come to schools/Directorate in jeans and they should be in formal dress," the order further said. Haryana Vidyalaya Adhyapak Sangh has strongly condemned the order while describing it as a state government move to divert attention from its "failures".
"It is an absolutely wrong order of the government to fix the dress code for teachers. It should be left to teachers what they want to wear. The teacher's job is to teach and he can teach in jeans or in a dhoti," Haryana Vidyalaya Adhyapak Sangh president, Wazir Singh said on Saturday.
"With such orders, the government wanted to divert attention of teachers from issues concerning the education department," he added.