As the Pegasus adware subject is being hotly debated within the nation, the Maharashtra authorities on Friday requested its staff to maintain using cell phones to a minimal throughout workplace hours, saying that landline telephones are extra preferable.
An order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) stated cell phones ought to be used provided that mandatory for official work.
Indiscriminate use of cell phones in workplace maligns the federal government’s picture, the order stated, with none reference to the adware row.
Text messages ought to be used extra if cell phones are for use in any respect and dialog by means of these units ought to be as little as attainable, it added.
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The use of social media by means of cell units throughout workplace hours ought to be restricted, the federal government stated.
Personal calls on cell phones ought to be answered by stepping out of workplace, the `code of conduct additional stated.
The order additionally stated that conversations on cell phone ought to be “polite” and carried on “in low voice”, retaining in thoughts individuals within the neighborhood.
But calls from elected representatives and senior officers have to be answered at once.
Mobile telephones ought to be on silent mode throughout official conferences or contained in the chambers of senior officers.
Similarly, Internet looking, checking messages and use of ear telephones ought to be averted on such events, the federal government suggested.
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