Fact Check: Government Is Not Providing Unemployment Allowance, Don’t Fall For False Claims

A post with a link to a website is circulating on social media claiming that Union Government is providing a monthly allowance of Rs 3,500 to unemployed youth.

The Facebook caption read, “*मैंने तो रजिस्ट्रेशन कर दिया* *प्रधानमंत्री बेरोजगार भत्ता योजना 2021* के लिए प्री-रजिस्ट्रेशन हो रहा है, इस योजना के अंतर्गत सभी युवा बेरोजगारों को

3500 रुपये हर महीने दिया जाएगा प्री-रजिस्ट्रेशन करने के लिए निचे दिए गए लिंक पर क्लिक कर अपना फॉर्म भरे *आवेदन शुल्क* – 00 Rs (FREE) *योग्यता* – 10वी पास *आयु* – 18 से 40 वर्ष *रजिस्ट्रेशन की लास्ट डेट* – 27 मार्च 2021 *ऑनलाइन रजिस्ट्रेशन यहां से करें* https://pradhanmantri–berozgar-bhatta2021.blogspot.com/”

(Translation: I have already registered for *Pradhan Mantri Unemployment Allowance Scheme 2021* Pre-registration is being done, under this scheme, Rs. 3500 will be given every month to all the youth unemployed. For pre-registration, click on the link given below. Fill the form * Application fee * – 00 Rs (FREE) * Eligibility * – 10th pass * Age * – 18 to 40 years * Last date of registration * – 27 March 2021 * Register online from here * https: // pradhanmantri– berozgar-bhatta2021.blogspot.com)

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be FAKE.

We first searched for the link that was given in the Facebook post. The link took us to a blog page that displayed as an online registration form.

We then filled out the form and registered on the portal. For registration, personal information like name, father’s name, age and address were asked for.

After registering, the blog page took us to another page claiming that sharing the same message on WhatsApp contacts will make us eligible for the allowance.

We found that the webpage was created on blogspot.com. It is to be noted that the government never creates a public website through blog sites. Also, the URL of a government website often has ‘.gov’, ‘.nic’ or ‘.org’ in the end. But nothing like this appeared in the link, ‘ https: // pradhanmantri– berozgar-bhatta2021.blogspot.com’

Further, we found a tweet by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) dated January 27, 2021, claiming that the above website is fake.

Hence, based on the above fact check, it is clear that the viral message is fake.

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