A video of Sanjay Kumar Singh, District Magistrate of Lakhisarai in Bihar, taking offence at the attire of a school headmaster during a surprise inspection on Wednesday, has gone viral.

“Don’t call yourself a teacher while wearing these clothes,” Sanjay Kumar Singh told Nirbhay Kumar Singh, headmaster of a village high school. Later he gave instructions, “This school headmaster is wearing a kurta and pyjamas and sitting comfortably in front of me like a politician. Send him a show cause notice. Cut his salary immediately.’

The District Magistrate also asked for a report on the school principal’s clothing to be submitted to him for further action. ‘If you’re going to dress like this just become a politician,” he said, “go and ask for votes, there’s no need to teach here.”