Sharing of some college-related information on social media by some members from the staff has made Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College and its governing body issue a notice warning the staff from posting anything on social media that is official and related to the college.
“The correspondence between authorities and teachers should not go in public domain as it not only lowers the prestige of the college but is also against the official procedures and rules. It is advised that the entire teaching and non-teaching fraternity refrain completely from putting (such) comments in public domain and it will be seriously viewed as subversive of discipline,” the resolution said.
Though the resolution has drawn criticism from various teachers of the Delhi government-funded college, some are in favour of it.
“This indicates the attitude of college towards transparency. Ironically, not only the communication, college GB even has even problems with the staff association (basically teaching union of the college) notices to be placed on social media,” a college professor said on condition of anonymity.
Echoing the concerns another professor asked, “Can the GB inform which official procedure and the rule is violated by bringing out the communications to public forum?” he added. Another professor while talking to DU Beat said, “This is not such a grave matter and the issue is already settled now, I think. Several things happen in a college and it is only within a college that they need to be addressed. Saying bad things about the college only spoils the name of the college without resolving the problem itself. “ “It is not that issues aren’t catered to; a proper dialogue is always there. Not everyone has the best of information and when someone without knowing the exact details about something shares it outside the college, it is damaging. And if there seems to be something significant at stake, there are other options available to seek information, like RTI” she added.
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