Bengaluru: According to sources, the State Government that recently issued an order prohibiting government employees’ social media appearance, has now urged local officers to implement the order.
The government has come down hard on employees in the latest circular, warning them that any criticism of the government or any particular political party will face action. In this regard, officers at the local level have been directed by the department of personnel and administrative reforms to take disciplinary action against such employees.
The order stated that, “It has come to the notice of the government that some employees have taken to websites and social media platforms to air their opinions and share their views against other employees and humiliate them by violating the Karnataka Civil Services (Behaviour) Norms 2021.”
The government, on the other hand, has exempted those who use social media to share their opinions in order to enhance working conditions, employee status, and the working environment.