he Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has issued a set of new social media usage guidelines for its about 1.62 lakh personnel directing them to disclose their user IDs on all platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to the organisation.
CISF Social Media Rules
The fresh guidelines issued said violators and defaulters of these rules will face strict legal and disciplinary action. The guidelines are being issued in view of the threat posed by these online platforms to national security and general discipline of the force. They were issued as the force noticed instances where social media platforms were used by the force personnel to share sensitive information about the nation/ organisation and to criticise the policies of the government.
- Personnel to disclose their user IDs of all social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube being used by them to the department through respective units and formations.
- Incase of any change in user ID or creation of a new one, they must inform it to the department.
- Personnel should not use anonymous or pseudonymous user IDs and they should not use these online platforms to criticise the policies of the government on any matter.
- Social media platforms should not be used as a tool to by-pass the chain of command and the proper channel to air their grievances.
The CISF is the national civil aviation security force guarding 63 airports of the country at present along with some of the most critical assets in the aerospace and nuclear domain apart from various government ministries and buildings.