New Delhi, March 3: A viral news is doing rounds on social media platforms claiming that only candidates of the unreserved category can apply for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) lateral entry recruitment 2021. The fake post claims that lateral entry recruitment is for 30 posts of Joint Secretary and Director. The UPSC is India’s premier central recruiting agency for public servants. It is responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India services and group A & group B posts under civil services cadre and defence services cadre of the central government. Staff Selection Commission Has an Official Twitter Account by the Handle @SSCorg_in? PIB Fact Check Reveals Truth Behind Fake Twitter Account.
The claim states: “It has been claimed that only candidates of unreserved category can apply for the lateral entry recruitment issued by UPSC for 30 posts of Joint Secretary and Director”. Dismissing the fake claims, a fact check by Press Information Bureau (PIB) said that the claim is fake and stated that all candidates with requisite qualifications can apply for these posts.
Here’s the tweet by PIB:
एक खबर में दावा किया गया है कि यूपीएससी द्वारा ज्वॉइंट सेक्रेटरी व डायरेक्टर के 30 पदों हेतु जारी की गई लेटरल एंट्री भर्ती के लिए अनारक्षित वर्ग के उम्मीदवार ही आवेदन कर सकते हैं।#PIBFactCheck: यह दावा #फर्जी है। अपेक्षित योग्यता वाले उम्मीदवार इन पदों के लिए आवेदन कर सकते हैं। pic.twitter.com/1RS2MKX0Vt
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) March 2, 2021
Fake news keeps surfacing on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp, triggering panic among people. The government has warned people against such misinformation and rumours. People have been cautioned against such misinformation spreading on social media that have been attributed to the government. The government has advised people to check the official websites of the various government ministries to verify any such job offers or vacancies.
It has been claimed that only candidates of unreserved category can apply for the lateral entry recruitment issued by UPSC for 30 posts of Joint Secretary and Director.
A fact check by PIB stated that the claim is fake and candidates with the requisite qualifications can apply for these posts.
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