Water resources department of Udaipur has banned the usage of smart phones in office. The move is aimed at preventing employees from using social media sites and to smoothen their work.
An order issued by department’s executive engineer states that, “All staff are directed that from August 8, 2017 the use of android phone, I-phone and windows phone is completely banned. Any employee, if found with such phones, will be considered on leave from office and necessary action will be taken.”
Not only the employees, even the visitors to the office will have to keep their phones outside the premises. If found using the mobile phone, they will be find Rs 500 and the same will be deposited in the treasury. Employees will be able to use only office phones for communication.
Hemant Kumar Pandiya, Executive engineer said that he first took the office staff into confidence and then released the order. Office staff can retain normal phones but not smart phones, said Pandiya.