IAS officer Amit Katari has been reprimanded by the Chhattisgarh State for wearing sunglasses while receiving Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit on May 9.
The district magistrate of Bastar was informed that he had not shown "integrity and devotion" towards duty, ANI reported.
Hindustan Times reported that a notice was issued to Kataria by the General Administration Department (GAD) on May 13. “During the arrival of the Hon’ble PM you didn’t put on an appropriate conventional dress and were wearing sunglasses to welcome him (Modi),” the letter stated.
The official missive cited section 3(1) of the All India Services (Conduct) Rules of 1968 which says: “Every member of the service shall at all times maintain absolute integrity and devotion to duty and shall do nothing which is unbecoming of a member of the service.”
A senior officer of GAD said the IAS officer's conduct was “unacceptable," and he has been cautioned against dressing the same way in the future, HT reported.
Are the IAS officer's dress, sunglasses enough reasons to reprimand him? http://t.co/A47WO5yHil— Varun Bisaria (@bisariavarun) May 15, 2015