Rashmin Purohit, Circle Secretary, AIPE Union Group-C
Friday, March 11, 2016
Khadi on Fridays for Central Government employees?
According to unconfirmed sources, the Centre is giving serious thoughts about making Khadi-wearing compulsory for its employees on Fridays. News continues to flow non-stop about Central Government employees and their offices the past few days. Recently, an order was issued making it mandatory to hoist the national flag atop the Kendriya Vidyalaya school buildings all over the country, everyday.
There are now plans of making the Central Government employees wear Khadi once every week, preferably on Fridays. All the Central Government employees – starting from the top bosses right down to the entry-level staff, will be asked to wear Khadi once a week. Saxena, the director of Khadi Gram Udyog, said that he was planning to discuss this possibility with the government soon. He however added that it wouldn’t be made mandatory, and will be left to the discretion of the employees.
According to sources, the officer also said that the sale of Khadi will increase tremendously if all the Central Government employees come forward to buy at least one dress and hoped that the employees wouldn’t oppose this.