Thursday, July 20, 2017

Re: [IAC#RG] Use of personal social media accounts to disseminate official information

Ms. Varsha Joshi, IAS
Transport Commissioner/GNCTD

copy to
1) Chief Secretary Delhi/Dr. M.M. Kutty
2) Secretary DoPT (for AIS Conduct Rules)
3) Secretary MHA (for AGMUT)

Dear Transport Commissioner,

I am shocked by the abusive and intemperate language you have used in twitter discussions with Er.Veeresh Malik and Er.Sarbajit Ray when they requested you to be informed the basis of some public notice your department has issued and under which legal enactment commenst were invited from them.

On what basis do you describe such genuine crusader persons as "insane", and their comments as a "madfest" merely because they had requested information under Right to Information Act to respond to your public notice.

Is it their fault that GNTCD's new RTI portal is so unreliable and not working for days due to payment gateway issues.

Are you unaware that all public authorities are supposed to disclose all relevant facts to the public before calling for public consultations with such experts.

Also, who are you to "reserve your judgment on their sanity" ?

Finally, you are certainly aware that usage of social media by AIS presently needs prior permission from government and you are expected to be courteous and speedy in your dealing with members of public at all times and only provide information under Right to Information regme and not otherwise.

Because you have deliberately extended responding date and disclosed sensistive official information directly from your Twitter and Facebook accounts to some foreigners who are tranport sector touts wishing to participate in ypur public notice but refused to give information to RTI experts Mr.Veeresh Malik and Mr.Sarbajit Ray to facilitate their similar participation, I have no hesitation in describing your action as serious misconduct contravening your AIS conduct codes and rules and shall advise M/s Malik and Roy to formally complain against you and get you chargesheeted accordingly.


R.P. Dalvi
General Secretary

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 1:38 AM, Sarbajit Roy <> wrote:
Ms. Varsha Joshi, IAS
Transport Commissioner/GNCTD

Dear Commissioner,

I am constrained to draw your attention to some recent messages posted from your personal account.

I urge you (being a public servant from an all-India service) to keep your personal social media account/s well separated from your official duties and not mix the two.

I am also aggrieved / offended by certain remarks you very recently made concerning leaders of INDIA AGAINST CORRUPTION from your Twitter account. You may wish to re-examine them without delay because whereas they are blocked to me, they are visible to the rest of the world.


Sarbajit Roy
B-59 Defence Colony,
New Delhi 110024

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