Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has revoked the order issued by Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy which prohibited the use of social media for official communication in the region.
Revoking the order, Bedi also posted a copy of her order on her Twitter account referring order issued by the government "null and void" with immediate effect on the ground that it was issued "in contravention of guidelines, rules and policies of the government".
"If Puducherry has to be a progressive Union Territory it cannot be retrograde in communications. Hence @CM_Puducherry's order stands cancelled: @PMOIndia (sic)," she tweeted.
According to a government circular dated January 2, the chief minister Narayanasamy had requested all the government officials to immediately desist from using the social media as the servers were located outside the country.