The Income Tax department on Wednesday said its employees from now should have to wear a proper former dress code on duty. The IT dept in its order added that the decision has been taken by the authorities under ‘Operation Dress Code’. According to the new order announced by the IT dept, the employees would be sent back to home to change dress if they fail to fulfill the instructions announced by the department. So, the employees should adhere to the new dress code announced for them.

In its order, the Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Delhi office, said the department ruled that all officers, staff members, and other officials would be required to maintain a neat, clean and formal appearance that is appropriate for the workplace setting. The order reads, “It is often seen that larger number of employees, especially the younger members of the department come casually dress to the office, which is unexpected of them. The order added, “All the Officers/Official/Staff members should be attired in appropriate, formal, clean, modest and decent clothes. Casual and party attire should be strictly avoided during their appearance in the office.”

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Clearing its stand on the matter, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) speaking to ANI said that IT department strives to maintain a workplace environment that functions well and possess high standards to maintain conduct and decorum. This is not the first time that any government department has announced dress code for its employees. Earlier in February, the Madhya Pradesh government led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced dress code for its employees working in government schools.

The decision by Shivraj Singh Chouhan government said instructors dress is vital as the department is trying to bring consistency and check identity contrasts. The department implemented maroon coat for ladies and naval force blue for men. 

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