Commerce Ministry says action has been taken against individual for posting irrelevant tweets

It was completely wrong and unacceptable for the employee to have retweeted on a matter completely unrelated to StartupIndia, said the Commerce Ministry.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 28, 2016 1:34:23 am
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The Commerce and Industry Ministry on Wednesday, said action has been taken against the individual responsible for retweeting “unwarranted and irrelevant re-tweets” on Startup India handle.

“This is with reference to two unwarranted & irrelevant re-tweets done in the midnight by @startupindia handle. Moment it was noticed that @startupindia had done two unauthorised retweets. Right then at midnight the retweets were undone,” the ministry said in series of tweets.

However, it did not disclose the content of those re-tweets.

It said that the unauthorised re-tweets were done by one employee of the agency duly hired by the DIPP through a tendering process.

Person assigned by the agency for this particular job is not decided by the department and is the sole prerogative of the agency, it said, adding the usual practice of getting the tweets/retweets approved from the department was not followed in this case.

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“It was completely wrong and unacceptable for the employee to have retweeted on a matter completely unrelated to StartupIndia,” it said.

“The concerned employee has already put in his papers & will have nothing to do with @startupindia from hereon,” it added.

“We hope that inadvertent misdeeds of 1 person outside our dept will not undermine the true spirit of Team Startup India,” it said.

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