FACT Check: Students Promoted in Class 10, 12 This Year Not Eligible For Govt Jobs? Find Truth Behind Viral Claim – India.com

Updated: August 13, 2021 5:17 PM IST
By India.com News Desk | Edited by Surabhi Shaurya
New Delhi: A message is going viral on various social media platforms claiming that students who have been promoted to Class 10 and Class 12 this year (2021) will not be eligible for any government job. The viral post which also has the picture of Prime Minister Modi said that the mark sheets of Class 10 and Class 12 students will not be valid for government jobs this time.

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However, when the government’s fact-checking arm Press Information Bureau (PIB) conducted a fact check on the viral report, it found out that the government has made no such announcement. “This claim is false.  No such decision has been taken by the Central Government.  Please do not share such fake pictures and news”, wrote debunking the fake news. 
CLAIM: Marksheets of Class 10 and Class 12 students will not be valid for government jobs.
FACT: Claim is FAKE. No such decision has been taken by the Central Government
Check the tweet here:
दावा: इस साल 10वी और 12वी में प्रोमोट होने वाले विद्यार्थियों के अंक पत्र सरकारी नौकरी में मान्य नहीं होंगे।#PIBFactCheck
▶️यह दावा फ़र्ज़ी है।
▶️केंद्र सरकार द्वारा ऐसा कोई निर्णय नहीं लिया गया है।
▶️कृपया ऐसी फ़र्ज़ी तस्वीरें व खबर साझा न करें। pic.twitter.com/E7O2UZKfLl
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) August 9, 2021

Notably, such claims would only be valid if it is shared by the government itself. For the unversed, owing to the pandemic, CBSE, ICSE, and other stated boards had canceled Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations and promoted students on the basis of internal assessment.
The Press Information Bureau launched this fact-checking arm in December 2019, to curb misinformation and fake news prevalent on the internet. It claimed that its objective was “to identify misinformation related to government’s policies and schemes that are circulating on various social media platforms”.
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Published Date: August 13, 2021 5:16 PM IST
Updated Date: August 13, 2021 5:17 PM IST
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