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Centre rubbishes claim that it will provide Rs 50,000 to each ration card holder

"No such scheme has been launched by central government", Press Information Bureau (PIB) said in a tweet.

The Centre has rubbished reports that it would provide Rs 50,000 to each ration card holder under the Rashtriya Sikshit Berojgar Yojana.

"No such scheme has been launched by the central government", the Press Information Bureau (PIB) said in a tweet.

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Under the 'Rashtriya Shikshit Berojgar Yojana' scheme, the Centre government will help all ration card holders with Rs 50,000, claimed a website rsby.org. The website sought personal information for registration and claimed that the scheme was for the first 40,000 applicants. After that, an amount of Rs 50,000 will be transferred to the applicant's bank account.

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The website rsby.org is inactive now.

PIB urged people to beware of such fake and fraudulent sites collecting personal information and fees.

'PM Mask Yojana' is also fake, as confirmed by PIB Fact Check on social media. There is no such yojana under which one can order masks free of cost, said PIB Fact Check.

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First Published on May 5, 2020 02:04 pm