DEHRADUN, April 29
Facebook will be banned within the State Secretariat campus in Dehradun. This has been done to ensure that employees at the secretariat do not face any distraction and thus focus more on official works.
Decision to ban use of facebook was done after a long meeting between office bearers of secretariat employees union and the Principal Secretary Anand Vardhan. It is noteworthy that some time back Anand Vardhan had held surprise checking inside the secretariat and found lot of irregularities in the workings of the secretariat.
Welcoming the decision, Deepak Joshi President of Secretariat employees association disclosed that the state government was already working to resolve the long standing concerns of the secretariat employees and thus it was important that the secretariat employees too understand their responsibility.
Interestingly, there was an opinion in the secretariat soon after decision to ban facebook was received that while usage of facebook can be effectively banned by technically in computers at the secretariat but what about mobile phones, when one can open the facebook round the clock.