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Civil servants ordered to use Facebook during office hours in UK

In an attempt to engage with the public, the new head of the civil service Sir Bob Kerslake has written to the government chiefs that they make sure that their staffs have complete assessment of the Facebook and for those who have banned this social networking have been given time till September to adjust their computer firewalls to allow access to Facebook.

According to Kerslake, this would be the best way of interacting with the public and which would further also help the government to understand their voters much better. As he believes that the civil servants have to improve their steps towards social media to so that they can engage themselves much better with the public. Kerslake also believes that people often use social media to interact with the government about the civil services and this would give them a better platform to further give their own opinions on how these services can be improved for them.

Although Kerslake has already given orders to the permanent secretaries, there are many who are opposing the use of Facebook during office hours as according to them the civil servants would be getting permission to hang on to their friends during office hours causing huge distraction towards office work, while some fear that the proposal made by the new head could cause computer security risk. After proving his capability and acting skills, both as an actor and director, Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar has now reached a new milestone. He had just crossed one million mark of his followers on Twitter, thus joining him in the list of many high profile actors of the industry. Kiran Kidwai – International Desk, NMTV

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