CISF points contemporary social media guidelines for personnel; seeks disclosure of their IDs


New Delhi, August 1

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has issued a set of recent social media utilization tips for its about 1.62 lakh personnel directing them to “disclose” their person IDs on all platforms reminiscent of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to the organisation, an official order mentioned.

The contemporary tips issued on July 31 mentioned violators and defaulters of those guidelines would face “strict legal and disciplinary action”.

The two-page tips are being issued in view of the “threat posed” by these on-line platforms to “national security and general discipline of the force”, the order issued by the CISF headquarters right here mentioned.

The CISF is the nationwide civil aviation safety pressure guarding 63 airports of the nation at current together with a few of the most important property within the aerospace and nuclear area aside from varied authorities ministries and buildings.

As per the rules reviewed by PTI, they had been issued because the pressure observed cases the place social media platforms “were used by the force personnel to share sensitive information about the nation/organisation and to criticise the policies of the government”.

The new tips have 5 factors to be adopted by the CISF staffers: “Personnel to disclose their user IDs of all social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube being used by them to the department through respective units and formations.”

“In case of any change in user ID or creation of a new one, they must inform it to the department,” the rules mentioned.

It added that personnel mustn’t use “anonymous or pseudonymous” person IDs and they need to not use these on-line platforms to “criticise the policies of the government on any matter”.

“Social media platforms should not be used as a tool to by-pass the chain of command and the proper channel to air their grievances,” it mentioned.

Social media utilization coverage within the pressure was first introduced in 2016 and revised in 2019. PTI



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