A notification of Ban on Social Media by Govt.Employees during course of Digital Census 2023 by PBS.Further detail is as under;
BAN ON USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY GOVERNMENT SERVANTS DURING CENSUS 2023
Please refer to PBS’s earlier letter No.PBS CPMU-PUBLICITY (2)/2021 dated 3rd March, 2023 on the subject noted above.
2. It is reiterated that the government servants are not allowed to indulge in unauthorized disclosure of the official information or sharing of the official documents they come across during the course of performing their duties,orto participate in further in go fany information especially pertaining to government matters that, prima facie, appears to be unauthentic and misleading. However, despite the clear instructions and the guiding legal frame-work on the subject, it has beenobserved thatsome officialsengaged in the census duties often indulge in actions or behaviour that does not conform to the required standards of official conduct. Some TikTokers intentionally and even some census enumerators are involved in uploading contents on social media platforms which are causing unnecessary embarrassment for the Census Authorities bothat Provincial and Federal level.
3 Since it is the duty of Provincial Governments to conduct and monitor the census field operations through their staff, considering sensitivity of the matter, it is therefore requested to issue necessary directions on the matter to the census field staff to refrain from such activities and take strict action under the rules against those who are unlawfully engaged in uploading unauthentic and misleading media contents regarding the digital census.4. An urgent action on the above will be highly appreciated.