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Centre Govt issues new guidelines for social media use in Armed Police forces

Jammu and Kashmir Bank

New Delhi, Dec 18: The  Centre government has issued fresh guidelines for regulating sharing of secret operational and service data on Social media/Mobile platforms involving troops and officers of central paramilitary forces, violation of which will invite strict legal action.

The three-page guidelines, issued by the Home Ministry recently and notified to Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) headquarters, speak specifically of instances where force personnel have used personal cell phones to click pictures of an ongoing or concluded ambush or operation which later finds it way on media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram and others.

The directives state that these are a reiteration and enhancement of the existing directives in this regard, but address some specific issues. (Agencies)


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