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Rajasthan govt notifies employees to watch what they say

A government circular warned of disciplinary action if employees were found involved in making statements that were contrary to the administration’s line.

india Updated: Oct 21, 2017 16:08 IST
Press Trust of India, Jaipur
Rajasthan,Social media,Vasundhara Raje
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje during her Jansamwad programme in Bijainagar village near Beawar, Rajasthan. (PTI Photo)

The Rajasthan government has directed all officers and other employees to not make any “baseless” comments or allegations against any person, party or organisation through press or social media.

Referring to the All India Services (Conduct) Rules 1968 and Rajasthan Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, a government circular said no officer or other employee shall over any media make any statement or opinion which has the effect of an adverse criticism of any policy or action of the government.

The employees through the circular issued recently were warned of disciplinary action if found involved in making baseless allegations or comments.

Secretary, department of personnel, Bhaskar A Sawant in the circular warned of strict disciplinary action if any officer or employee failed to comply with the directions.

First Published: Oct 21, 2017 12:50 IST