The Maharashtra Government has reportedly banned access to Facebook in Mantralaya, the official government office. According to a senior Mantralaya official he IT department has put ban on the use of Facebook. "We decided to block the site as many employees were seen spending hours on it".
However, Mantralaya employees are not too pleased with the ban and have claimed that they only access the site during lunch break or if workload is less on a particular day.
However, the IT department of Mantralaya maintained that the internet connection was only intended for official use and not for personal usage.
This is not the first time an office has banned access to Facebook, and many corporate have blocked access to the popular social networking site from their official premises.