Tripura school asks female teachers to wear ‘decent dress’
The advisory was an outcome of guardians’ complaints about some female teachers’ wearing objectionable and/or glittery dresses while at school.india Updated: Jul 16, 2017 23:26 IST
A higher secondary school of Tripura’s north district asked its female teachers to wear a ‘decent’ dress during school hours.
The advisory was an outcome of guardians’ complaints about some female teachers’ wearing objectionable and/or glittery dresses while at school.
According to the headmaster of Kanchanpur Higher Secondary School BB Chakma, he has been receiving these objections for some time now.
Reportedly, such complaints have also been raised against female teachers in other schools of Kanchanpur.
“...After discussing with other senior teachers about the issue, I have verbally advised the female teachers to wear their traditional outfits in school hours such as salwar-kameez. But personally, I would not like to interfere in putting restrictions on someone. I didn’t issue any circular or notice for that,” Chakma said.
Some, however, have not taken too kindly to the advice.
“ A dress signifies personality of a person and every person, whether he is a teacher or an officer, should wear decent dress during duty hours. But it is not good if restriction is imposed on any person’s choice of wearing clothes,” a senior government teacher Ashit Datta said.