Hyderabad: A post has been going viral on social media claiming that the Central government has announced 'Ek Parivaar, Ek Naukri' scheme in order to curb unemployment in India.
The post urges people to fill the 'Ek Parivaar, Ek Naukri' form, especially if a person in the family is unemployed. It even provides a link to the form and gives a glimpse of how much money an individual can make as per their qualifications.
The claim is false.
NewsMeter searched for reports related to the scheme but found none. However, we found a video uploaded by the YouTube channel 'Sarkari Guru' published on 17 January 2020. According to the video, one member of a family can apply for a government job under this scheme.
We then performed a keyword search and found that this scheme was announced by the Sikkim government in 2019. The scheme provides employment to a member of a family. This decision was made with an aim to support the citizens financially, and increase the employment rate of the state. Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling had passed the scheme to curb the increasing unemployment in the state.
According to a report by India Today published on 13 January 2019, the scheme envisions employment to a member of every family that does not have a government job. Under this scheme, all loan debts in the farming and agriculture sector would be revoked.
This claim has been doing the rounds since 2020 and had earlier been debunked by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) Fact-Check team.
We also found a video posted by a YouTube channel called 'Berojgar Adda' aired on 30 June 2021. The description of the video stated, "Apply online Form, ek parivar ek sarkari naukri Yojana 2021."
The current viral claim was also debunked by the PIB Fact-Check team on 10 July 2021.
Hence, the claim that the Central government has introduced 'Ek Parivaar, Ek Naukri' scheme to curb unemployment is false.