Fact Check: No religion-based reservation in central government institutions, viral post is fake

A post claiming that Muslims and Christians are provided reservations in top government institutions in Delhi, is widely being shared on social media.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  7 March 2022 10:15 AM GMT
Fact Check: No religion-based reservation in central government institutions, viral post is fake

Hyderabad: A post claiming that Muslims and Christians are provided reservations in top government institutions in Delhi, is widely being shared on social media.

The post even claims that, because of Sonia Gandhi, the government institutions have fewer Hindu officers.


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FactCheck

NewsMeter found the claim to be false.

The list of officers working at the President of India's secretariat can be seen on the official website of the President's secretariat.

The claim made in the post that out of 49 posts, 45 are Muslims and Christians, and only 4 are Hindus, is not true. According to the data given on the website, there are some 36 officers and most of them have Hindu names.

https://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in/president%E2%80%99s-secretariat

The list of officers working at the Vice President of India's secretariat can be seen on the official website. The claim made in the post that out of 7 posts, 7 are Muslims and Christians, and none are Hindus, is not true. According to the data given on the website, there are some 52 officers and most of them have Hindu names.

https://vicepresidentofindia.nic.in/sites/default/files/RTI_manual_15.pdf#page=9

The list of officers working at the Prime Minister's Office can be seen on the PM's website. The claim made in the post that out of 35 posts, 33 are Muslims and Christians, and only 2 are Hindus, is not true. According to the data given on the website, there are some 49 officers and most of them have Hindu names.

https://www.pmindia.gov.in/en/list-of-officers-pmo/

As per the constitution of India, reservation cannot be granted solely based on religion; it does not discriminate against people based on religion. There is no rule which provides reservation specifically to Muslims and Christians in the central government institutions. The government also does not maintain such a list based solely on religion.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:Muslims and Christians are provided reservations in government institutions in Delhi.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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