Do not criticise Govt on social media: DGP to cops

Do not criticise Govt on social media: DGP to cops

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir police will not accept any criticism of its functioning on social networking sites from its own men, an order issued by the police has said.
The order issued by director general of police K Rajendra Kumar has asked the policemen to desist from posting comments that have a “potential to cause misgivings and dissatisfaction among the personnel… and are often critical of the stand of the government”.
The police headquarters has come across instances of police personnel using Facebook to post adverse comments on police functioning, and one such instance was noticed during Kaunsar Nag episode, the order said.
The order also mentioned the “recent instance” of two CID officials posting objectionable comments about the functioning of the headquarters.
Kumar, in his order, cited the Rule 13 of J&K Govt Employees (Conduct) Rules 1971, which says, “No government employee shall, by any utterance, writing or otherwise discuss or criticize in public or in any meeting of any association or body any policy pursued or action taken by the government nor shall be in any matter participate in any such discussion or criticism.”
The order directs all “supervisory officers to take appropriate disciplinary measures” against such personnel.