There has been a debate on social media regarding the tweet of a person living in Kolkata. This person claims that he was returned from an SBI branch only because he was wearing shorts. The person has also mentioned a similar incident in Pune.
- Bank staff asked the person to come wearing collar pants
- SBI denies having a dress code
- Different types of comments are coming on the person’s tweet
Kolkata: A man claims that he was returned from a branch of State Bank of India (SBI) only because he was wearing shorts. The bank staff asked him to come wearing full pants. The person has now complained to SBI on Twitter and asked if there is any dress code for the customer coming to the bank? The bank has also answered this question of Ashish, who lives in Kolkata.
Said this thing in the tweet
Ashish, in his tweet tagged SBI, said, “SBI today went to one of your branches wearing shorts, to which I was told that I need to come back wearing full pants, as branch expects customers to be civilized . Is there an official policy on what a customer can and cannot wear? In response to this tweet by Ashish, the bank said that there is no such dress code.
SBI answered the question
Responding to the tweet, SBI replied, ‘We understand and respect your concern, we make it clear that there is no policy or prescribed dress code for our customers, they can dress up as per their choice. and may take into account the locally acceptable norms/tradition/culture for a public place’.
- Pune incident mentioned
Different comments are coming on this tweet of Ashish. Some people have put a bank class for this while some have advised the complainant to go to the bank wearing full clothes. Ashish has also mentioned an incident in Pune a few years back. In which a customer was sent back to Tilak Road branch of SBI for coming wearing shorts.
- ‘Do you go to such office’?
Ashish was also pulled up by many users when he went to the bank in shorts. One user wrote, ‘SBI has no problem even if you roam nude, but the thing is they are worried about their customers who may find it objectionable. I bet you wouldn’t go to the office or a wedding in shorts? So why not wear something nice’?