Connecting Students’ FB, Insta to HRD Not a Must: Center Clarifies
In a move that will without a doubt mix discussion in the days that pursue; the HRD Ministry has issued directions to all higher instructive organizations (HEIs); to “interface every one of the understudies’ Twitter/Facebook/Instagram accounts with the HEI’s Twitter/Facebook/Instagram accounts, just as the MHRD’s Twitter/Facebook/Instagram accounts.”
As of now, questions are raising inside the scholarly circuit; with respect to whether the HRD Ministry’s move is an endeavour by the local government to track; and police the internet based life records of understudies.
For instance, Ayesha Kidwai, a teacher at JNU, revealed to The Quint, “This is strange, and it is an unmistakable endeavour by the legislature at executing observation on even the individual spaces of understudies.”
The OnlinEmage has access to a copy of the letter, which is produce below:
What the Letter Says
Every establishment of advance education is relying upon to choose one of its personnel/non-employees as the ‘Online networking Champion (SMC)’ of the foundation.
- The Social Media Champion will be requiring to set up (if not officially present); and work the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram records of the foundation
- The internet-based life records of the school/college will at that point be requiring to associate with different HEIs just as the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
- Thirdly, it is the activity of the Social Media Champion to guarantee that the web-based life records of all understudies of the school/college are associated with the web-based life records of the foundation just as to those of the HRD Ministry.
- Lastly, the Social Media Champion will be required to expose positive anecdotes about the HEI and retweet positive tales about different HEIs.
The sum total of what HEIs have been given time till 31 July 2019 to present the subtleties of the individual, they are designating as their Social Media Champion. Every foundation will be require to present the name, assignment, versatile number (with WhatsApp), email address; and Twitter record of their Social Media Champion.