West Bengal's micro, small, and medium enterprise department asked district magistrates on Sunday to inform state-run schools about school uniform specifications.
The uniforms, logo, school bags, and shoes will be made by self-help groups under the MSME, according to the notice.
"The entire thing will come into effect once the SHGs complete the manufacturing of uniforms, bags, and footwear as per specified norms and code in colour and design," an official said.
Till then, the existing uniforms of the schools concerned will continue.
Slamming the move, BJP state president Sukanta Majumder said "We know the state government is thrusting the blue-white colour scheme and the Biswa Bangla logo on all the state-run and aided schools to satisfy the whims of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. This works against the autonomy of an educational institution and is a political move by the Trinamool Congress. We will oppose it."
Senior minister and TMC leader Sovandeb Chattopadhyay said many poor students can hardly afford the uniform stipulated by a school.
The decision is aimed at bridging this gap as students of all financial backgrounds will be wearing the same kind of uniform in a class, he said