New Delhi (NVI): A message is circulating on WhatsApp claiming that the government is providing an unemployment allowance of Rs 3,800 per month to citizens between 18 to 50 years age.
The viral message also shared a link which tells users to click on it to get register to collect this payment.
Refuting the claims, the Fact Check Unit of Press Information Bureau (PIB) took to Twitter and clarified that this claim is fake and the Central Government has not made any such announcement.
“Claim: It is being claimed in a message that the Central Government is providing unemployment allowance up to Rs 3800 per month to the unemployed.
#PIBFactCheck: This claim is fake. The central government has not made any such announcement,” it tweeted in Hindi.
दावा:- एक मैसेज में दावा किया जा रहा है कि केंद्र सरकार बेरोजगारों को प्रति माह ₹3800 तक का बेरोजगारी भत्ता प्रदान कर रही है।#PIBFactCheck:- यह दावा फर्जी है। केंद्र सरकार ने ऐसी कोई घोषणा नहीं की है। pic.twitter.com/CwedA2UKRB
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) January 27, 2021
Earlier last year, a similar fake message claiming that the government is providing Rs 3,500 to all unemployed under ‘Pradhanmantri Berozgaar Bhatta Yojana’ had gone viral.
The PIB launched this fact-checking unit in December last year, to curb such misinformation and viral fake news related to government’s schemes and policies that are circulated on social media platforms.