UP govt hasn't issued a circular banning use of mobile phones in colleges

Directorate of higher education (UP) clarified that there was no such circular


THE WEEK, citing a news agency, reported that the Uttar Pradesh government had issued a blanket ban on the use of mobile phones in colleges and universities.

However, it has been revealed that no such circular was issued by the directorate of higher education in the state. No such circular was found on the website of directorate of higher education (Uttar Pradesh). In fact, the website has put up a clarification saying such a circular, as widely reported in the print and electronic media, was never issued.