The apex court issues directives to judicial officers over using social media
The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has issued directives to judicial officers to adhere to those directives while using various social media platforms.
Asking them to exercise utmost caution, the directives said, the officers must refrain from using social networking sites during the working hours between 9:30am and 4:30pm.
A notice regarding it, signed by the Registrar General of the Supreme Court Dr Md Zakir Hossain, was published on the apex court's website on Sunday.
The notice said excessive use of social media creates a sort of addiction which causes negative impact on personal, and professional life.
According to the directives, the judicial officers cannot publish any adverse comment or personal opinion against any decision taken by regulatory or appropriate authorities.
The directives also advised them to be extremely careful when sharing, and exchanging information over social media, and not to interact with anyone related to an ongoing case.
The notice also said, if anyone violates the directives, it will be considered misconduct, and the Supreme Court will take action as per the Bangladesh Judicial Service (discipline) Rules 2017, and other related rules and regulations.