An image of an employment notification letter purportedly sent by the Ministry of Education was received on FACTLY WhatsApp Tipline (+91 9247052470) to check its authenticity. This letter addressed to ‘Gram Pradhan/Sarpanch’ claims that the Government of India has introduced a ‘Nation Rural Youth training and Employment’ scheme to employ educated rural boys and girls in the country. This letter asks Gram Pradhan/Sarpanch to select five qualified applicants and apply for the jobs with a Bank Draft (D.D) of 1,000 rupees. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: The Government of India introduced the ‘National Rural Youth Training and Employment Scheme’ to employ the educated rural boys and girls in the country.
Fact: There is no Government scheme with the name, National Rural Youth Training and Employment Scheme. The Grammatical and Spelling errors in the letter indicate it is a dubious letter mentioning a fake scheme. Similar fake scheme letters were debunked by FACTLY earlier. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When we searched for any government scheme with the name ‘National Rural Youth Training and Employment’, it is found that there is no Government scheme with that name. There is no such scheme mentioned on the Ministry of Rural Development website. Also, a lot of spelling and grammatical errors can be found in this letter. No official notification or note from the Government of India contains such errors. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded as a dubious letter mentioning a fake scheme.
When we searched for further details on the rural youth employment, it is found out that the Government of India is training rural youth under the ‘Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameena Kaushalya Yojana’ (DDU-GKY) and ‘Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005’ (MGNREGA) schemes. As part of the Skill India Campaign, DDU-GKY trained over 9.9 Lakh students and provided jobs to 5.3 lakh rural Youth as of 01 April 2020. The Government of India partnered with several organisations for the skill training campaign.
Earlier, when similar letters asking Demand Drafts for the employment under ‘Gram Vikas Rozgar Yojana’ and ‘Saur Urja Mission Training and Employment Scheme’ were circulated, FACTLY published fact-check articles which can be read here and here.
To sum it up, the Government of India has not introduced any rural employment scheme with the name ‘National Rural Youth Training and Employment Scheme’.