Police relax dress code for bar employees

Owners can decide on decent clothes
Last Updated 28 July 2010, 10:18 IST

A draft notification to this effect has been issued. The order will come into effect once it is notified in the gazette. A time limit of 30 days has been given for filing objections and coming out with suggestions.

 The public can contact the Deputy Commissioner of Police (administration), Commissioners officer, Infantry Road, for further queries and suggestions.
Sources said, while contemplating on the outfits for bar tenders, the top cop was reportedly adamant on  saree/trousers or salwar/kameez but later, he learnt that it is highly impossible to keep a check on the dress code.

The men and material are also not in place for the department to do the monitoring job. He then apparently took a U-turn and left it to the owners to come out and suggest the dress/style which in turn would be approved by the Cop.

Bidari told Deccan Herald that the bar owners will be allowed choose any dress of their choice. “But the dress should be approved by the Licensing Authority (commissioner of police). If the Licensing Authority does not approve the dress chosen by the bar owners, then they will have to choose any decent dress suggested by the Licensing Authority.”
The CoP order also refers to music played in the bars. “Music shall include the playing of gramophones, phonographs, radios, radio gramophones, tape-recorders, bands, drums, cymbals and any other music and does not include instrumental or vocal background music played below two decibels,” the order adds.

No change in timings
There is no change in exiting timings. Liquor houses will function from 10 am to 11.30 pm.
On special occasions, if the liquor house owner intends to keep the liquor house open beyond the permitted hours, he should obtain special permission from the Licensing Authority remitting the necessary fees.  
DH News Service

(Published 27 July 2010, 16:52 IST)

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