Unlike ministers, babus not so active on social platforms
Even though the government has been placing emphasis on its flagship Digital India project and the Prime Minister, chief ministers and cabinet ministers are active on social media, but all officers are yet to adopt this as a mode of communication with the public.
Bureaucrats have begun to use the Whatsapp platform to communicate with their officials and several departments have created Whatsapp groups for inter-departmental communication. However, they are not so active on Twitter and Facebook. Two days ago, a tweet by IG Udaipur in the matter of Zafar Khan in Pratapgarh created a storm in the media. This was the first tweet by the newly-created account.
Collectors of Bikaner, Hanumangarh, Churu and Sri- ganganagar,all districts of Bikaner division are also not very actively present on social media. SP Sriganganagar Harendar Mahawar and SP of Churu Rahuldan Barhat both have twitter accounts but they tweet very rarely.
Churu SP Barhat circulated a WhatsApp number for information collection which he monitors himself and through which he has managed to collect information on crime in his district too. Director of Secondary Education Nathmal Didel is also not active on social media. Mainly the officers of Bikaner Division use WhatsApp while choosing to stay away …read more