Government employees warned against political posts-The Hindu-(PG-13)-26-12-2019
A number of government employees have been sharing political posts on social media platforms in the backdrop of contentious issues such as revocation of Article 370, Ayodhya verdict, Citizenship Amendment Act, etc.
This trend goes against the service rules and hence, the Central and the State governments are looking to initiate disciplinary action and set a framework for the future.
The Assam government has warned its employees of disciplinary action for indulging and participating in political activities on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram.
The warning follows the strike by some four lakh Assam government employees on December 22nd in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
The office of the Director of Elementary Education, Assam, issued a letter to all district elementary education officers on December 24th seeking action against government employees, including contractual workers, who violate the provisions of Assam Services (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1964, for taking to social media to express dissent.