The Uttar Pradesh Directorate of Higher Education has banned the use of mobile phones in universities and colleges across the state .it has been done to to prevent students from getting distracted during college hours so they can focus on study.
The Directorate of Higher Education has issued a new circular, which calls for a blanket ban on the use of mobile phones inside the campus of universities and colleges across the state.
In view of the circular, students studying in various universities and colleges across the state will not be able to bring or use mobile phones inside the campus. Colleges will have facility to deposit phones.
The Directorate observed that many of students and teachers were spending their valuable time on mobile phones during the colleges hours.
It may be noted that state’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had sometimes back banned the use of mobile phones during his official meetings, including cabinet meetings.
The Chief Minister had issued the order asking all ministers to focus on issues that are discussed in the cabinet meetings.The order was issued to prevent the ministers from getting distracted by their mobile phones.
Earlier also he Uttar Pradesh government banned unauthorised persons from carrying mobile phones inside Vidhan Bhawan, which houses the state legislature complex, and all offices affiliated to the state secretariat.