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UP Department Makes Use Of Facebook


With the internet, and more specifically social networking, increasingly becoming a very important tool affecting the working of the Indian government towards better governance, the Uttar Pradesh Government is taking these progressive developments in stride and even going ahead with actually putting them to good use. The Food and Civil Supplies Department of the UP government, in an effort to ensure greater transparency and better interaction, will soon start using Facebook to bring better efficiency to the working of the department.

Santosh Yadav, Food Commissioner, said, “Each regional food controller have been asked to open a separate Facebook page on which they will be required to update their status, information about completed works and problems faced by them”. Yadav has also suggested that, food inspectors must use this online platform to maintain contacts with fellow inspectors and if necessary, seek their help. Food controllers will be provided with data cards by the department for the same.

The Food Commissioner will hold a weekly department review on Facebook, every Thursday, after the system starts in all the offices. Officials have been asked to learn how to use computers, in case they do not know yet. This is yet another step in the right direction towards e-Governance in India and we hope that more states and departments will follow suit.


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