AYUSH Ministry issues caution notice to AYUSH professionals on “recruitment fraud”

Healthwire Bureau

New Delhi,January 26: The Ministry of AYUSH has cautioned AYUSH professionals on a “recruitment fraud” whereby gullible candidates were asked to make payment for “registration fees” by agencies with misleading names that sounded like government bodies through online payment methods.

“The public in general and AYUSH professionals in particular are hereby cautioned that in recent past, some fraudulent/suspicious advertisements for recruitment of AYUSH professionals have come up in the electronic media which seek to draw out payment in the form of “registration fees” etc from gullible individuals. Such fraudulent/suspicious notices are issued typically by agencies with misleading names that sound like government bodies, and seek to elicit payments (described as “fees” of various types) through online payment methods,” the ministry warned.

It further warned all concerned that “the Ministry of AYUSH has no connection whatsoever to the aforesaid recruitment announcement by individuals/recruitment agencies who are misguiding job-seekers by promising them government positions.
Further, they are also seen to be un-authorisedly using logo/images belonging to the Government of India as well as fake address similar to that of the Ministry to mislead the people.”

Cautioning the general public, particularly AYUSH professionals, the ministry said the recruitment process followed by the Ministry of AYUSH and its subordinate organisations always followed the formal procedures prescribed by the Government of India, and were accompanied by formal announcements in the official websites (which are hosted on the NIC/ gov.in platform) of the respective organisations.

The ministry asked the public and AYUSH professionals to cross-check facts stated in such advertisements and verify the identity/authenticity of individuals/recruitment agencies who issued such advertisements, before responding to them.

While warning of appropriate administrative and legal action in the matter, the ministry said one such fraudulent/suspicious advertisement that had come to its notice appeared on the blog-publishing platform “Blogspot” in the name of AYUSHGRAM BHARAT, by the NRHM WELLNESS CENTER INDIA having links to https://ayushgrambharat.blogspot.com/2020/01/welcome-to-ayushgram-bharat-nrhm.html

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