Currently, GSHSEB has no dress code provisions for teachers (representative image)
The proposal of the Gujarat board is about how teachers wear clothes of western design which is totally inappropriate as teaching is a sacred profession
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) will discuss a proposal to introduce a dress code for teachers and administrative staff. This discussion will be held during the general board meeting on 4 February. Priyavadan Korat, one of the board members, has drafted a proposal stating that school teachers wear clothes of Western designs so that the GSHSEB board members should introduce a dress code that suits Indian culture, a leading news reported daily.
Korat’s proposal is about how teachers wear clothing of Western design, which is totally inappropriate as teaching is a sacred profession, the report said. wrong impression on the young students. So, male and female schoolteachers should be required to wear only Indian traditional dress, the proposal adds.
In addition to teachers, the school’s administrative staff (non-teaching members) should also be given a dress code that is in keeping with Indian culture, the proposal goes on to say. “I’ve seen male teachers wearing funky clothes and female teachers wearing slacks in classrooms. Is this a good example for students?” Korat said in a letter to the GSHSEB, according to Ahmedabad Mirror. Korat further raised the issue and asked the Board to establish appropriate dress codes for teaching and non-teaching staff.
Currently, GSHSEB has no dress code provisions for teachers. Previously, however, there was a lot of resistance from teachers to this proposal. The Gujarat board claimed that discussion of this proposal is expected to be the centerpiece of the meeting. The Gujarat board believes that if they pass this proposal, there could be an uproar or quarrel among teachers over the matter.
In addition to the dress code, the board members also discuss other matters during the meeting that allow schools to submit a notarized rental agreement instead of registering the property with the sub-registration. They are also discussing a proposal to approve new schools that do not have their own playground, while other schools within a radius of one kilometer do.
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