Admin sets regulations for social media use by Govt employees in JK, know details here

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has issued guidelines regarding the use of social media by the government employees of the union territory.

“No Govt employee shall, through any post, tweet or otherwise, discuss or criticize on social media, any policy pursued or action taken by the Govt, nor shall he/she, in any manner, participate in any such discussion or criticism on social media pages, communities, microblogs,” the administration ordered on March 24,2023.

The regulations stated that no government employee shall make any statement of fact or opinion in any radio broadcast or document published in their own name or anonymously. This includes any communication to the press or any public utterance.

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These rules are important because government employees are representatives of the administreation and their actions and words can have a significant impact on the public’s perception of the government, the order mentioned.

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