In a notification dated 1st March 2018, the Bar Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh has issued a notification communicating the resolutions passed by the Bar Council of India and the Bar Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh regarding ‘Dress Rules, with special reference to Summer Months’.
The clarification states: ‘So far as the courts, other than the Supreme Court and High Courts are concerned, during summer, while wearing black coat is not mandatory, advocates may appear in the white shirt with black or striped or grey pants, with black tie, or band, or collar’.
The notification further clarifies that ‘the word ‘summer’ used in the dress rules should be defined by the respective State Bar Councils, having regard to the climatic conditions of the respective states. The resolution so passed by their respective State shall be treated as part of the rule framed for the purpose, and for this purpose, the State Bar Councils are accordingly delegated with the powers’.
Further, the notification states that months from March to June constitute summer in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the summer dress rules, as prescribed by the Bar Council, shall be followed from 15th March to 15th July every year.