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JAMMU: The State Government on Monday mandated that officers and officials shall strictly follow formal dress code while attending offices and appearing before any court of law.
The aforesaid order came in the backdrop of an order passed by a Single Judge of State High Court in Srinagar during the proceedings of case titled Mohammad Abass Parray versus State of Jammu and Kashmir in SWP No. 282/2017. During the proceedings of the aforesaid case, the Single Judge while finding an Officer of the State Government present in person not in proper dress observed that Chief Secretary of the State of Jammu and Kashmir shall issue necessary instructions to all the officers of the Government to follow proper dress code while appearing before any court of law.
“In case, as on date, the State Government has not notified any proper dress code with respect to its officers while they are in office or have to appear before any court of law, the Law Secretary of the State of shall do the needful, on this behalf, within one week”, the court had observed.
Complying with the aforesaid court directions, the State Government today asked its officials and officers to follow proper dress code without any deviation with a stricture that defaulter offcials will be dealt strictly in accordance with law.
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