Thursday, January 12, 2017

Don't complain online about the chow

A member of India's Border Security Force (BSF) is under investigation after having posted four videos on Facebook showing poor food. He has also alleged that senior personnel were selling rations on the open market. Details here. Members of all Central Armed Police Forces (the BSF is one) were forbidden to use social media to share information about service matters last November. Excerpt from The Hindustan Times account:
“CAPFs are directed that instructions may be issued to ensure no photos, videos, text, information of operations, service matters are uploaded on social media or passed on to the print or electronic media without the due approval of the concerned DG or this ministry,” the ministry’s letter said. 
“In case any violations of these or other standing orders are noticed, strict action should be initiated against the defaulters,” it added.
Unlawful command influence, anyone?

H/T to Sanya Kumar for calling this incident to the Editor's attention.

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