The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has banned the use of mobile phones in colleges and universities. Not only students, the ban is also applicable to teachers in all higher education institutes in the state. The government saw that many students and teachers were using their mobiles during college hours. This is why they decided on such strict rules. The UP government wants to provide a better teaching environment for students for their development. The UP Government had earlier banned the use of mobile phones during official meetings and cabinet meetings. This took this decision because many ministers would use WhatsApp during meetings and would not focus on work. The Chief Minister wants all cabinet minister to focus on work and not get distracted by their mobiles. Focussing on work is more important.