National Health Mission UP Alerts Public About Fake Job Advertisement Exploiting Jobseekers
Instances of fraudulent job advertisements targeting job seekers in Uttar Pradesh have sparked concerns regarding the worsening unemployment situation in the area. Scammers are taking advantage of individuals by promoting fake employment opportunities within governmental entities. A recent case of this trend involves a counterfeit ad circulating, falsely asserting the availability of 4,000 job positions within the National Health Mission, UP (NHM UP).
The advertisement alleges openings for a range of roles, including Community Health Officer (CHO), District Coordinator, Block Coordinator, Rural Coordinator, and Computer Operator. However, Pinky Jowell, NHM UP's Mission Director, has unequivocally refuted the credibility of this ad, labeling it as entirely untrue. NHM UP has turned to Twitter to release a precautionary statement, urging the public to stay vigilant against the viral recruitment notice designated with the reference number: 593/SPMU/NHM/HR/Appoint/2022-23/6405, dated 1/8/2023. The official tweet underscores that this advertisement is wholly fabricated and lacks any affiliation with NHM UP. (Link to tweet: https://twitter.com/nhm_up/status/1688562657446785024?s=20)
Authoritative updates, declarations, and recruitment-related information from NHM UP are exclusively disseminated through their official website, https://upnrhm.gov.in, and verified social media profiles. Aspiring job seekers are advised to exercise caution and prioritize their security.
The deceitful advertisement also presents salary particulars for the specified positions. It contends that the Community Health Officer (CHO) role guarantees a salary of Rs 38,000, while the District Coordinator is supposedly offered Rs 32,000. The Block Coordinator's role purportedly comes with a compensation of Rs 23,000, followed by the Rural Coordinator position at Rs 16,500, and the Computer Operator function with a salary of Rs 21,500.
Instances of job scams have become alarmingly prevalent, with fraudsters capitalizing on the vulnerability of job seekers, particularly in the post-pandemic aftermath. According to a Times of India report, a post-pandemic scam that targeted over 30,000 individuals led to a combined loss of Rs 200 crore. The scam centered around deceptive work-from-home job propositions falsely linked to a well-known e-commerce website.