In CMO, adhering to dress code mandatory from Thursday
The Delhi government is all set to implement dress codes for the lower staff posted at camp office of the CM from Thursday. Deputy Chief Secretary (admin) Bhupendra Kumar on Tuesday issued a circular in which he instructed the concerned departments to take action in this regard.
“It has come to the notice that pantry staff/peons/drivers/safai karmarcharis posted at camp office of the Chief Minister as well as the pantry staff at the CM’s office are not wearing prescribed uniformed in spite of the dress materials issued to them,” said the circular.
“The above mentioned officials are hereby directed to wear the uniform during office hours regularly from November 26, failing of which will necessitate action which is deemed fit against them. Officials may submit the bills for stitching of the dresses to their parent departments/GAD for reimbursement,” it added.
“Improper dress really becomes a matter embarrassment for the CM’s camp office. Sometimes some staffers come to work in casual clothes which do not suit the office environment,” said an official.
There are around 200 people employed in the CMO and offices of his Cabinet ministers. In the CMO alone, there are 79 employees. Those deputed in the CMO and his camp office include his co-terminus staff like personal assistants, advisors, joint secretaries, adviser (grievances), media advisors and political advisors. There are 67 officials in diverted categories, employed as stenographers, peons, besides IAS, DASS-Cadre officials of grade I, II, III and IV.