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Madras High Court directs Tamil Nadu to not let employees use mobile phones in govt offices

Using mobile phones and capturing videos inside the government office is a serious violation, the court ruled.

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"Using mobile phones and taking videos inside the office is grave misconduct. The officials working in the government department should never be allowed to use mobile phones inside the office for their personal use," Justice SM Subramaniam of the Madras High Court said in an order directing the Tamil Nadu government to issue instructions restricting the use of mobile phones in government office spaces for personal use. As per Justice Subramaniam's order  — The government should issue appropriate circular/instructions under Tamil Nadu Government Servants' Conduct Rules, 1973 to all government offices to ensure that mobile phones are either kept in a common cloakroom at the time of entering offices. For emergency calls, office numbers should be used. Allowing employees to use mobile phones inside office 'will result in serious consequences'. The order was given while hearing a case where an…

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