SBI warns employees of action over social media posts criticising bank

SBI warns employees of action over social media posts criticising bankIn a recent letter to chief general managers of all circles, SBI also said action will be taken against employees who take to social media platforms to write messages disparaging the bank, its management, and policies, sources said on Friday.

The State Bank of India has warned its employees against posting content on social media that is critical of the country’s largest lender over its functioning in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The Bank has already initiated action against two of its employees based in West Bengal for “offensive” posts against the bank and a senior management official.

SBI is the only bank to have come out with such a circular amid the coronavirus crisis. Everybody is free to express themselves on social media regarding COVID-19 or any other subject, but if such posts tarnish the image of the bank and are violative of the set code of conduct, then disciplinary action might be taken after investigation.

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