Govt Diktat: Criticising Govt will Attract Punishment
GUWAHATI: In its latest diktat, the Sarbananda Sonowal government has told the employees to refrain from criticizing govt policies openly or face disciplinary action.
In a notification by the office of the Director of Higher Education, Assam states that, “A government servant shall not make any statement of fact or opinion criticizing the government. If any government servant is found criticising the Government, he/she will held responsible for violation of Rule 3 and Rule 7 of Assam Civil Service (conduct) Rules, 1965 which will attract the appropriate provision of the Assam Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1964.”
The order has been sent to all Principals of Govt/ Provincialised colleges in the state of Assam.
It is to be mentioned that earlier, a female teacher in Assam's Titabar has been served with termination notice for supporting school student’s participation in anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) protests.
According to reports, the teacher identified as Bandita Borah who is serving as a computer teacher at Titabar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in Jorhat district has been served termination notice from the school principal, Mukesh Kumar.
However under pressure of common people, including local organizations, the JNV management had to reinstate her.