Govt staff shouldn’t use mobiles during work for personal purpose: Madras HC

Madurai: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has said that government servants should not be allowed to use mobile phones for personal use during office hours.

Justice SM Subramaniam directed the Tamilnadu government to frame regulations in this regard within four weeks and take action against those who do not follow the rules.

This order from the HC comes two weeks after it directed the State Education department to form special teams to identify the government school teachers involved in private tuition or running private businesses.

The Court was hearing a plea moved by a government school teacher against the dismissal of her request for transfer to another district.
Justice S M Subramaniam ordered that the state government should form special teams in all districts to identify and take disciplinary action against government school teachers who take private tuition and run private businesses.

He also raised questions over the quality of education rendered by the government school teachers.