The CBEC Board noticed that some officers are posting online comments relating to official matters on social networking sites such as facebook, causing confusion and avoidable controversy among officers in different parts of the country.
The Board has taken a serious view in respect of posting online comments relating to official matters on social networking sites. CCS (Conduct) Rules proscribe such conduct, which applies equally to pint media or online content.
The CBEC advised all officers through the Chief Commissioners vide their letter F. NO. Misc/P&V/ 2011 dated 9th April 2012 to refrain from posing online comments regarding official matters in the public domain in violation of conduct rules. Non-adherence to these instructions should be viewed seriously by the controlling officers.