The Tata Institute for Basic Research (TIFR), the country’s premier institution for advanced research in the basic sciences, has instructed its staff not to post “anti-government content”, photographs and videos of the facility’s facilities. institute on social media platforms as it “could lead to serious security implications”. He asked staff to also tell their family members not to post such content.
In a letter dated April 13, TIFR Registrar Wing Commander George Antony (Retired), referring to sightings notified by the Department of Atomic Energy, mentioned that photographs and videos of offices and AED installations had been noticed on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms. .
“Some disgruntled employees have been noticed sharing anti-government content on social media. The activities were reported by the agencies and the ministry. Institute staff members are requested to refrain from uploading photographs of videos related to the institute, its field centers and stations, residential colonies or any other government property on social media platforms, as this could have serious safety implications. Staff members are further advised to refrain from uploading any anti-government content on social media. Family members should also be assessed in much the same way,” the letter reads.
Acknowledging the notification, TIFR director Prof S Ramakrishnan said he would respond to questions about the letter on Monday.
Sources said the letter was released based on DAE guidelines. “The DAE has facilities across the country in different locations. The photos or videos mentioned in the letter could have been from any of these configurations, and then a universal guideline could have been issued for all configurations. In a few days there could be more clarity on this,” sources said.