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Rajasthan takes U-turn on uniforms in government colleges

IANS  |  Jaipur 

The government on Tuesday took a U-turn on its controversial decision of introducing for government college students.

Vasundhara Raje, in a tweet, announced that the will be not be compulsory but voluntary for students and cited students' unhappiness over the decision as the reason for its rollback.

In another tweet, she said that her government wants to provide girls with whatever they require in order to excel in their

Earlier on Monday, state's Higher Minister had also announced in Udaipur that a uniform is no more compulsory in the state colleges. 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, she added.

A few days back, the had announced a dress code for government college students for 2018-2019 session and the Department sent a letter to government college' principals asking to share, by March 12, their views on the colour of the boys and girls'

While the boys' uniform comprised a shirt, trouser, sweater, belt, shoes and socks, the girls' dress was salwar suit with dupatta/saree, sweater, shoes or sandals and socks.

The decision attracted strong criticism.

The had accused the government of "saffronising" educational institutions and asserted that this will not be allowed.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 00:10 IST
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