Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed its staffers to stop wearing jeans, T-shirts and 'bhadkeele rango wali veshbhusha' (brightly coloured clothes) to 'ensure the dignity of the institution'.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the directive was issued by the high court’s registrar general Ved Prakash Sharma on October 16.
"The officers and employees working in various departments (of high court) are ordered to come soberly dressed in the office," said the order, which is now applicable to employees of MP High Court benches at Jabalpur, Indore and Gwalior.
The dikat -- which is being slammed by the media, lawyers as well as the officials working in the MP courts -- came a day after chief justice AM Khanwilkar berated former MLA and activist Paras Saklecha for attending court proceedings in jeans and T-shirt, reported PTI.
"It is generally seen that the employees come to office wearing colorful attires," stated the order. An officer of MP High Court Registry added the order had been issued to ensure that the staffers come to work dressed in "sober" clothes.
The staff working in the courtrooms, including private secretary, personal assistant, stenographers and readers have been instructed to come wearing black pant, white shirt, black coat and tie.
The new dikat also warns the officers and employees of action if they failed to comply with the order.
(With inputs from PTI)