The Patna High Court recently reprimanded an officer of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) for being inappropriately dressed for court. .Justice PB Bajanthri took a poor view of the attire worn by Bihar's Principal Secretary for Housing and Urban Development."Do you think that this is a cinema hall?", the single-judge asked. .The officer was appearing before the High Court in a case where the petitioner was challenging a dismissal from service..When the case was being heard, the Court called upon the officer and asked, "You are an IAS officer? You don't know in what dress code you have to appear in the court?".The visibly irked judge went on to ask the officer whether he had attended the Mussoorie IAS training after his selection.The officer, wearing an open-collared shirt and pants, attempted to clarify that there were no guidelines regarding dress code for IAS officers to appear in court. "This is the dress that we appear in the High Court," he said. .However, the judge remained firm on his stand, stating that officers should at least wear a coat and close their collar. "What is wrong with the IAS officers in the State of Bihar? They don't know how to appear in the Court?".Many on social media were, however, not impressed by the judge's stance pointing out that the IAS officer was decently dressed and coat and closed collar are remnants of colonial times, which need not be insisted upon during summer.