Congress questions why ‘lotus’ is being added and not a tiger or a peacock to the new uniform which has been designed by NIFT
Parliament staff will have to wear new uniforms as they move to the new building for the special session starting September 18.
With an ‘Indian touch’, the new uniform will include ‘Nehru jackets’ and khaki-coloured pants. The new dress code will be implemented in both houses of Parliament. The uniform has been created by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).
According to India Today, the bureaucrats’ bandhgala suit will be replaced with a magenta or deep pink Nehru jacket. Their shirts will also be in deep pink colour with a lotus flower design. The employees will don khaki-colored pants.
A report by The Hindu Businessline stated that the new dress code will see a segregation in attire for different categories of staff. Earlier, everyone uniformly wore a safari suit. Now, the Parliament Security Service (Operations) will sport a different outfit. They will abandon their old blue colour safari suits and be seen in army camouflage pattern fatigues, stated the report.
The marshalls will be donning a Manipuri turban or Kannada turban, according to reports. The women employees will get sarees of a new design.