Hyderabad: A screenshot allegedly of TV9 Bharatvarsh news bulletin is circulating on social media with the claim that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced recruitment for 52,000 posts in the UP police department.
The text in Hindi translates to, "UP police recruitment 2021 application process starts from the second week of September for 52,000 posts: CM Yogi! Big decision came from the meeting. Age relaxation of two years. The wait is over."
The claim is false.
NewsMeter noticed that the viral screenshot has several discrepancies in text alignment and font. The font style doesn't match the official TV9 Bharatvarsh bulletin. Apart from this, no such bulletin was published by TV9 Bharatvarsh. No media organization has reported any such announcement by the UP Chief Minister for 52,000 vacancies in the police department. Also, no such notification is available on the website of the UP police.
The superintendent of police, Sureshwar, at the recruitment board of UPPRPB told India Today, "The claim regarding the recruitment to 52,000 posts from September is false. No such recruitment has been announced. Also, we have already recruited around 49,600 constables to the UP police recently."
DG, Recruitment Board, R.K Vishwakarma also clarified that the board has not received any order for the recruitment of 52,000 new posts as claimed in the viral post.
It is clear that the viral screenshot has been morphed. The UP CM has not made any announcement regarding new police recruitment. Hence, the claim is false.