Action for using Social Media against Department’s interest

Departmental action on using social Media platforms against the interests of Department of Posts during Covid-19

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Dated: 24.04.2020

All Chief Postmasters General/All Postmasters Generals
Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/ Parcel Directorate/ PLI Directorate Director, RAKNPA/ GM, CEPT/ Directors of All PTCs
Addl. Director General, Army Postal Services, New Delhi.
All General Managers(Finances)/ Directors Postal Accounts/ DDAP

Subject : Uploading videos/audios/texts on social Media platforms against the interests of Department of Posts by Union representative/members during COVID-19 – reg.


It is observed that some Union representatives/staff are uploading videos/audios/text comments requesting for improvement in service conditions in the Department on YouTube/Twitter and other social Media accounts. Moreover, some GDS have demanded to give them status of departmental employees through social media.

2. As you are aware, all the service Unions/staff/GDS have ample opportunities to represent their grievances/ suggestions to the concerned authority through proper channel.

3. Therefore, you are requested to bring it to the notice of all the employees/ GDS that uploading of such videos/audios/text comments on any social media platform may invite action under Departmental rules. All concerned may be advised that cases of personal grievance may be raised through the official channel as per Rules.

Yours faithfully,

(Tarun Mittal)


Source: Department of Post