Mumbai: A circular was issued by the Maharastra State Government on Tuesday asking its employees to wear Khadi clothes at least once a week.
In the circular that was issued by the general administration department, additional chief secretary PS Meena has requested all the departments to use Khadi cloths as much as they can. This circular is applicable to employees of all government and semi-government offices as well as aided and unaided schools.
The circular reads as, “It’s our duty to help promote Khadi. The government is trying to increase khadi sales as it provides employment opportunities to many. We should use hand-woven fabric as much as possible.” The circular also reads that the offices that have a dress code too should try to get one pair stitched in khadi.
An official at Mantralaya said, “I don’t mind wearing khadi, but why should the government tell us what to wear.”