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CBEC warns officers not to make social media posts on official matters

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has issued a letter
asking all its Chief Commissioners and Director Generals to restrict officials from
making social media posts related to official matters. “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 letter said.

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has issued a letter
asking all its Chief Commissioners and Director Generals to restrict officials from
making social media posts related to official matters. “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 letter said.

“All officers under your charge should be advised to
refrain from posting 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.”

Giving examples of such instances, the letter said that
personal views were posted on a Supreme Court judgment on April 30, 2012 on a
special leave petition filed by the CBEC, including adverse comments on the
seniority list relied leading to confusion regarding the apex court judgment
among officers across the country besides causing needless controversy over
seniority issues.

 In yet
another incident, the details of an ongoing case on alleged evasion of central
excise duty by a Gutkha Manufacturer were posted online by an officer who had
also invited comments from fellow officers on the merits of the case.

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