HYDERABAD: A notification of `National Rural Youth Training & Employment Scheme' allegedly issued by Ministry of Education is being circulated on Whatsapp with the claim that candidates shall have to pay Rs 1,000 as registration fee.
The letter refers to a scheme for employing educated rural boys and girls. It asks the applicants to apply for jobs with a Bank Draft (D.D) of 1,000 rupees.
NewsMeter found that this notice is fake and that no scheme by the name of "National Rural Youth Training & Employment Scheme" exists.
NewsMeter checked the Ministry of Rural Development website and found no such scheme for the youth. The government is training youth under the 'Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameena Kaushalya Yojana' (DDU-GKY) and 'Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005' (MGNREGA) schemes.
Apart from this, a lot of spelling and grammatical errors can be found in this letter. It should be noted that no official notification from the Government of India would contain such errors.
Furthermore, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) clarified that the notification is fake and no such scheme is being operated by the Ministry of Education.
"An employment notification allegedly issued by Ministry of Education under National Rural Youth Training & Employment scheme is asking for ₹1000 from candidates as registration fee #PIBFactCheck: This notification is #Fake. No such scheme is being operated by @EduMinOfIndia", the tweet reads.
Evidently, it is clear that the notification for the National Rural Youth Training & Employment Scheme is fake.