A post claiming that the Government of India launched the ‘Rashtriya Sikshit Berojgar Yojana’ to provide relief package of Rs 50,000 to all ration cardholders is being shared widely on social media. In the post, it is mentioned that the scheme is available for the first 40,000 applicants on a first come first serve basis; therefore, people are asked to register for the scheme. But, FACTLY has found that no such scheme was launched by the Government of India. Also, as the message went viral, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) clarified that the Government has not launched ‘Rashtriya Sikshit Berojgar Yojana’ and termed the message to be fake.
Claim – Facebook post (archived)
1. PIB Tweet – https://twitter.com/PIBFactCheck/status/1256523743976800263
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