Social Media curfew for armed forces personnel
- Strict actions will be taken against those who will not abide by the guidelines.
- From now onward, all the communications will be done via the official social media handles.
The Indian government fearing leakage of crucial information through social media has issued certain guidelines for armed forces personnel. According to the new set of guidelines, no security personnel will be able to post anything on social media platforms regarding operational and service data involving troops and officers of central paramilitary forces.
The guideline suggests that posting anything regarding operational and service data is against National Information Security Policy. The Centre has clearly mentioned that strict actions will be taken against those who will not abide by the guidelines.
Prior to this announcement, the government found that smartphones of security personnel were being used for operational coverage and sensitive information were uploaded on the internet.
Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) like Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Border Security Force (BSF) and National Security Guard (NSG) will be following the new set of guidelines.
From now onward, all the communications will be done via the official handles.