All government departments in Uttar Pradesh have been directed to open Twitter accounts within a week for effective communication with the people, redressal of their complaints and also to highlight their works.
“Through these Twitter accounts, grievances of the people can be resolved timely with coordination between departments,” principal secretary information Awanish Kumar Awasthi said here while addressing a two-day workshop of information department on “effective use of social media in government works”.
The move has been initiated after chief minister Yogi Adityanath asked the information department to ensure that all departments join Twitter like the Central government.
Adityanath, whose twitter handle is @myogiadityanath has 5,22,000 followers and through it, he highlights his daily achievements and engagements.
UP is the first state in the country, which is using Twitter service at all its police stations to redress grievances of people in order to have a better connect with them, state police officers claimed.
These initiatives were previously taken by the Centre mainly by ministries like the External Affairs, Railways and Commerce.
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