The Jammu and Kashmir administration has banned government employees from posting negative comments or criticism of government policies on social media platforms.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, in a meeting held recently, directed all administrative secretaries of the Union Territory (UT) to monitor social media networks on a regular basis and criticize and comment on government policies and achievements. Identify employees who do. On social media etc.”
Mr Mehta has directed officials to “issue notices to these employees under the intimation of the General Administrative Department (GAD)”. An official statement said that GAD is issuing necessary ‘circular instructions’ in this regard.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration’s instructions come amid an ongoing anti-encroachment campaign in the UT. The campaign drew criticism from many sections of society in Jammu and Kashmir.
The LG administration, in April 2021, constituted a Special Task Force (STF) to identify and investigate public servants who are involved in any matter related to threats to national security or anti-national activities. were
Under Article 311(2)(C) of the Constitution of India, around 50 employees, including senior officers, have been dismissed from service in Jammu and Kashmir in the last two years, without requiring a departmental enquiry, and the administration can take action. Report by security agencies