Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has fixed the dress code for officers or staff in the line of duty as soon as he takes over. The new CBI chief has ordered that every officer and employee of the agency will wear proper formal attire in the office. He said that jeans, T-shirts and sports shoes will not work in the office.
According to the order issued by Jaiswal, male officers will wear only formal shirt-pants and formal shoes. Not only this, he will also have to come to the office with proper shaving. At the same time, women officers or staff have been asked to wear only saris, suits and formal shirts while on duty. An order issued by Deputy Director (Administration) Anoop T Mathew with the approval of CBI Director Subodh Kumar Jaiswal said this. It has been clearly stated in the order that wearing jeans, T-shirt, sports shoes, slippers is not allowed in the office. The order asked the heads of all branches of the CBI across the country to ensure that these guidelines are strictly followed.
According to CBI sources, this is a balanced order, as every officer/staff, as a professional investigating agency, is required to wear formal clothes. However, in the last few years people started wearing casuals like jeans and t-shirts and no one stopped it, especially the employees of the ministry. CBI officers are required to wear at least one formal collared shirt, trousers and shoes.
Significantly, Subodh Jaiswal took over as the 33rd Director of CBI last Wednesday. His name was approved by a high-level panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. People familiar with the developments said that 1985 batch IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal is likely to make some significant administrative changes within the premier investigating agency in the coming days to improve its efficiency and improve its image among the public. .