An order has been forwarded to all DEOs and principals in Ludhiana to make sure that the teachers wear decent clothes to school.
As per a HT report, the order says in Punjabi, "Sarkari schoolan vich adhyapakaan duara, khas taur te ladies adhyapakaan duara, bhadkeele pehnawe pa ke apni duty keeti jaandi hai. Kai ladies teachers duara jeans-top te kai tarah de uksaau, fashionable dress pehen ke school duty keeti jaandi hai, jis da vidyarthiyan te asar penda hai."
Translated: "In government schools, teachers, particularly female teachers, wear bright/glittery clothes on duty. Many female teachers wear jeans and top, and many types of provocative and fashionable clothes on duty, which has an effect on the students."
Is this some kind of a joke??
Teachers should obviously wear something that is not provocative but terming a pair of jeans as indecent is plain lack of logic.
Although the schools have also been asked to implement a dress code, its particulars have not been defined in the order by DPI (S) Sukhdev Singh Kalhon. DEOs have been directed to conduct surprise checks.
This latest order did not go very well with the teachers.