The Union Ministry of Education on March 7 issued a warning against bogus websites that are created “for the purpose of duping innocent applicants”. The notice was posted by the ministry through the official Twitter account. Note that there are many duplicate websites that have been created with similar names to any of the Indian government programs. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
“It has come to the attention of @EduMinOfIndia that in order to dupe innocent applicants, several websites have been created with a similar name to the schemes of this department,” the tweet read.
List of Fake Websites
Official Notification Highlights
The clarification regarding bogus websites reads: “These websites provide employment opportunities to aspiring candidates and mislead job applicants through the website layout, content and presentation in a manner similar to the original website and ask referees for money for applications.While , these websites have been brought to the attention of the Department of School Education and Literacy, there may be ‘other websites/social media accounts promising jobs and demanding money for the recruitment process.’
The notice further reads: “The general public is hereby advised to avoid applying for job vacancies on these websites and to ensure that the websites are authorized by visiting the website relevant department official/personal request/telephone call/e-mail to safeguard their own interests.Anyone applying on these sites will do so at their own risk and expense and be responsible for the consequences thereof.
The Ministry of Education recently launched a Bhasha certificate selfie campaign
The Ministry of Education launched a “Bhasha Certificate Selfie” campaign on February 25 to encourage cultural diversity, promote multilingualism and foster the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. The Bhasha Certificate Selfie initiative aims to promote the Bhasha Sangam mobile application, developed by the Ministry of Education and MyGov India. Using the app, people can learn more than 100 everyday phrases in no less than 22 programmed Indian languages. The initiative, under the aegis of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, will aim to ensure that people acquire basic conversational skills in Indian languages. To achieve this, a target of 75 lakh people acquiring basic conversational skills has been set.