What is going viral: It is being claimed on social media that the Modi government is preparing to give contracts to government schools across the country. It is claimed that the Union Ministry of Education has sent this proposal to the government.
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A news cutting is also being shared with the viral message. Which is titled – After government mandis, now the government schools are also ready to be given on contract.
And what is the truth?
- We did not receive any such news on the Internet. Which confirms that the Union Ministry of Education has prepared a proposal to give contract to government schools.
- We did not find any such update on the official Twitter handle of Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and also on the website of the ministry.
- The central government has tweeted from its official Twitter handle PIB Fact Check, stating this claim as fake – the Ministry of Education did not send any proposal for awarding contracts to government schools.