Virudhunagar: The official cellular numbers and Twitter handles of district collectors are public and get dozens of messages daily from anxious college students and oldsters in search of declaration of vacation when it rains. Virudhunagar district collector J Meghanatha Reddy has drawn consideration together with his witty replies on Twitter. However not all collectors take such messages frivolously.
“Due to your steady Prayer for a depart, it’s raining closely thambi in our district. So, colleges and faculties can be closed tomorrow alone. Use this depart to finish Homework!!! Lecturers will examine! Keep secure,’ Reddy tweeted in response to a pupil. “We’re following up bro. Will replace. For now, do your homework and prepare for college,” Tiruvallur district collector Alby John responded to a different.
“Social media is a robust medium the place anybody may be straight reached. We get necessary data on which now we have acted on time. I get plenty of such messages in search of depart daily in WhatsApp and Twitter. Some are from college students who even ask declaration of depart for part of the day in order that they’ll watch the primary present of their favorite star’s film. I don’t reply to such messages,” Virudhunagar collector instructed TOI.
“Holidays are declared relying on the climate forecast for the approaching day or days by the state catastrophe administration authority and suggestions from the chief schooling officer on water stagnation in establishments and from the income division on damages brought on to the roads connecting the establishments,” Tuticorin district collector Okay Senthil Raj mentioned and added that choices on the identical are usually not made merely primarily based on requests by college students or the general public.
One other district collector within the area who didn’t need to be named mentioned that he was once flooded with WhatsApp messages and SMS asking if there’s a vacation or asking for one to be declared. “We should always interact in wholesome conversations corresponding to getting alerts from individuals in misery,” he added.