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CAA protests: Assam government warns employees against criticism

Guwahati, Dec 30 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 12/30/2019 11:46:17 AM IST

The BJP-led government in Assam has warned its employees against criticizing the government, especially anything against protesting CAA.

Director of the higher education G Phukan on Monday issued a notification saying that the government servant shall not make any statement of fact or opinion criticizing the government. “If the government servant is found criticizing the government, he/she will be 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,” Phukan said.

Last week, the elementary education department issued a similar notification warning permanent employees against indulging in political activities in different social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter etc.

Director of elementary education department SK Bhuyan issued the notification saying that disciplinary action will be initiated against those employees for violation of Assam Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1964.

The warning and at a time when there is surging protests over the CAA in Assam other parts of the region against the BJP led government at the centre and at the states.

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