New Delhi, Mar 14: The state government of Rajasthan had announced dress code a few days back for government college students for the 2018-19 session. In fact, a letter has been sent to the principals of government colleges by College Education Department asking to share their views on the colour of the girls and boys uniform. But yesterday the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje announced in a tweet that the uniform will not be compulsory. And this decision has been taken because few students have shown their unhappiness because of the dress code. The CM of Rajasthan had released a series of tweets saying that they will everything to the girl students so that they can excel in their education.
The dress code rule was applied on the International Women’s Day i.e. on March 8, 2018. And this decision attracted a lot of criticism. Many students have strongly protested and the other parties had accused the government of “saffronising” educational institutions and asserted that this will not be allowed. At that time, they decided that the dress code for boys will comprise of shirt, trousers, sweater, belt, shoes and socks. Whereas the girls’ dress code will comprise of salwar suit with dupatta/saree, sweater, shoes or sandals and socks.
On March 12, state’s Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari had also announced in Udaipur that a uniform is no more compulsory in the state colleges. She also said that the government had earlier announced the implementation of the dress code as per the students’ demands, however, now it is yet again rolling back the decision on their demand.