New Delhi: State-owned Air India has issued a warning to its employees for wearing casual attire like t-shirt, shorts and jeans and keeping an unkempt look.
“Employees must at all times look well-groomed, professional and should not wear casual clothes like shorts, T-shirts, polos, jeans, slippers, sandals, ripped jeans, flip flops, too tight, too flowy, short, low cut or transparent clothes,” the company said in a circular.
“The clothes should be well ironed and neat”, the circular added.
It also warned against improper grooming. “Avoid an unkempt look, such as the unshaven face or ruffled hair. Besides, all employees will have to maintain personal hygiene,” the circular prescribed.
The violations may invite action, it added.
Air India said the attire has an impact on its image. “Every employee is a brand ambassador of Air India and his or her appearance demeanour has an impact on the image of the company,” it said.
“Wherever office uniforms are prescribed, it shall be the official attire of the employees. Where no uniforms are assigned, all employees irrespective of their grades whether permanent, temporary, contractual, apprentices, full time, part-time, casuals, interns, etc shall come to work in clothes appropriate to the workplace,” Air India has told its employees.
“Men should wear proper formal trousers and shirts and for women employees, it is formal Indian or western attire,” the circular added.