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Delhi Police directed to adopt formal dress code

NEW DELHI: In a unique order, that has raised quite some eyebrows additional DCP (Central district) Anant Mittal has issued a directive stating that all police personnel should wear formal clothes even when in plainclothes while on duty, the logic supposed to be behind this is to maintain dress code decorum under his jurisdiction.

The order, issued on July 18, has been circulated in all police stations and different branches of Central district.

"It has been noticed that police official, including women staff, even while in plain clothes used to wear jeans, T-shirts, especially women staff tops, sleeveless and western-style dress that does not look proper in office premises or police station and against the dress code (sic)," the order states.

"Henceforth, all officials, including women staff, are hereby directed to wear the formal dress even when in plain clothes. The wearing of T-shirts, sports shoes, tops, low-waist trousers will not be tolerated."

"The male staff can wear trousers and shirts as usual, while the female staff can wear sarees, salwar suit/kurta, trousers/shirts, etc. The supervisory officers will ensure a proper check of the directions. Non-compliance will be viewed seriously," it states.

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