Shillong: The Meghalaya government Thursday
cautioned that some false job letters were being distributed in the state in the name of the Union Rural Development Ministry to mislead job seekers.
"Some vested interests are circulating false job
offers purportedly issued by the Project Director, Srimati
Indu Sarma, New Delhi, where the letter head carries the
National Emblem and the name of MGNREGA Act 2005, Ministry of
Rural Development, Government of India," an official statement
This kind of action is quite likely to mislead
prospective job seekers to believe that it is the Ministry of
Rural Development that has issued the advertisement.
This is a clear case of misrepresentation, fraud and
cheating, punishable under provisions of the IPC and other
laws, it said.
Asking the people not to pay heed to such job offers,
the government cautioned the public that no such job offers
have been made and the letters are purely designed to malign
the image and name of the MGNREGA Act and the Ministry of
"The Central and the state government are not
responsible for any consequences that arise due to anyone
giving credence to such fraudulent letters," the release