Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday used water cannons and batons to disperse dozens of government employees who tried to march towards Civil Secretariat here to protest in support of their demand for regularisation of their services.
The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to put in place "expeditiously" the proposed e-mail policy for government employees which will ensure that they will not use Internet services of "external service providers" for official communications.
The central government told the Delhi High Court it has proposed a national e-mail policy for official communication of government employees, saying the objective of the policy is to ensure "secure access and usage of data" by them.
Government employees will be given e-mail accounts for "mandatory" use in official communications and use of internet services of "external service providers" will be prohibited, the Centre has told the Delhi High Court.
As many as 66 government employees, including four senior officers, were found absent from duty during a surprise inspection of various offices in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said on Saturday.
The Centre was Wednesday asked by the Delhi HC to finalise within a month its email policy for government employees in consonance with the Public Records Act so that official data is not transferred to a server outside India.