Employees will now have to maintain a formal appearance appropriate for the workplace setting.
A few months back, the State Bank of India had issued a circular to its employees listing strict guidelines for dress code, saying, “One of the key elements that contributes to the emotional value and image of a service brand is the way its representatives carry themselves, while interacting with customers, associates and other relevant constituents. Every employee is a brand ambassador for the Bank and his or her appearance and demeanour have an impact on the image of the Bank.”
The Income Tax Department has now followed suit imposing Operation Dress Code on its employees.
As per the official order by the Principal Chief Commissioner of the IT department, all officers, staff members, and other officials will require to maintain a “neat, clean and formal appearance that is appropriate for the workplace setting”.
“It is often seen that a large number of employees, especially the younger members of the Department come casually dressed to the office, which is unexpected of them. All the officers/officials/staff members should be attired in appropriate formal, clean, modest and decent clothes. Casual and party attire should be strictly avoided during their appearance in office,” read the order.
The Department further directed that any employee failing to abide by the orders will be liable to corrective action, to the extent that they may be sent back home to change and dress as per the instructions.