Kiran Bedi says Puducherry CM has no power to dismantle Whatsapp group and SM


Puducherry : In a Tweet, Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi rejects the circular issued by CM V Narayanasamy to government officials.

According to source CMO Puducherry issued a circular to its officials and asked to stop using WhatsApp, Facebook and twitter for official combination as its servers are based out side india.

The War between Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and CM V Narayanasamy is becoming bitter day by day. Its looking same as Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi LG Najib Jung, In a fresh move Bedi on Thursday cancelled a circular issued under the instructions of CM Narayanasamy directing government servants to desist from using social media for official work.


See CMO Circuler and Lt Governor Bedi latter .


[tie_slide] CMO Circular  [/tie_slide]

[tie_slide] Lt Governor Latter [/tie_slide]


In a prompt reply by Lt Governor Kiran Bedi was issued by her office by overruling this circular. Order issued by LG office Puducherry, Bedi said the “circular dated January 2 of the department of personnel and administrative reforms (personnel wing) has been issued in contravention of guidelines, rules and policies in force and is hereby declared null and void with immediate effect.”

She also posted a copy of the order in her official Twitter account stating, “If Puducherry has to be a progressive UT, it cannot be retrograde in communications. Hence @CM_Puducherry’s order stands cancelled:@PMOIndia,” taking everyone by surprise.

The circular issued on January 2, undersecretary (personnel and administrative reforms) M Kannan said that chief minister has issued a circular and had directed that all government officers should desist from use of social media for official works. “No group shall be created for official communication and they should not be members of any official group run in such social media, nor anyone is allowed to interact with seniors bypassing the administrative hierarchy and routine official channel,” the circular said.


Issued circular further added: “Strict compliance should be ensured by all concerned and violation, if any one found violating these order and instructions and brought to notice shall be inviting a disciplinary action and further penal action as per rules in force.” However, if it is essential and unavoidable, written permission should be taken from chief secretary for using social media for official work, it said.

But Bedi cancelled all this order and circular and justified her decision to cancel the circular issued by the chief minister. In a tweet posted in her Twitter account, she said: “It is the policy of the Union government to use social media for government official purposes. He (chief minister V Narayanasamy) disbanded it (WhatsApp groups) and everyone left. He issued a written circular banning use of the social media. He does not know that he does not have the powers to do so. How can a Union territory administered and supported by Union government and I as an administrator issue such as an order?”

“It is contrary to Union government’s policies. By quoting Our Prime Minister she said, Our beloved Prime Minister says communicate, collaborate, coordinate, share, implement and redress grievances,” she said.

Source : TOI


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