Hyderabad: A website `sebd.in.net' is claiming to be a research institute under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. (MSDE)
The website is offering unemployment assistance. It is charging application fee from the applicants.
The website is a hoax.
The official Twitter account of PIB Fact Check had confirmed that no such website and institute is being operated by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
PIB had stated that a website "http://sebd.in.net" claiming to be a research institute under @MSDESkillIndia is offering unemployment assistance & charging an amount on the pretext of application fee.
"Apply online for Covid-19 Scheme of Unemployment Allowance," reads the advertisement on the website.
Besides, it is also charging an `application fee' from people.
In its "About" section, the fake web portal sebd.in.net mentioned: "The State Employment Baragnosis and Development Scheme in India is giving Unemployment Assistance for a one-year programme view to help the hardships faced by the Unemployed youth, who are without a job for many long years, a scheme to distribute unemployment assistance to these youth the Unemployment youth Assistance As the COVID-19 pandemic forces state to shut down and businesses to button up, the Nation. is likely looking at months of double-digit unemployment rates".
"The State Employment Baragnosis and Development Scheme is one of the flagship programmes of the Government of India for Skilling Indian Youth and helping out Millions of out-of-work Citizens will depend on Unemployment Allowance (UA) to help cover rent, groceries, and other expenses in the coming months. is one of several new programs established by the CARES Act to help alleviate some of the economic pain caused by COVID-19. The main objective of the unemployment scheme is to provide allowance to the eligible educated unemployed youth and enable them to sustain themselves for a certain period".
We performed a keyword search `Research institute under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship' which directed us to the official website of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
The 'About' section of the official website had stated: "The Ministry is responsible for the coordination of all Skill Development efforts across the country, removal of disconnect between demand and supply of skilled manpower, building the vocational and technical training framework, skill up-gradation, building of new skills, and innovative thinking not only for existing jobs but also jobs that are to be created. The Ministry aims to skill on a large scale with speed and high standards in order to achieve its vision of a 'Skilled India'."
We searched for the scheme mentioned on the fake website, but found none.
It is therefore evident that the website is a hoax. No such website or research institute is under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.