A viral post claiming that the government has stopped the process of new recruitments for several posts is being widely circulated on social media platforms. The misleading claim made by a media channel triggered panic and confusion among people. Press Information Bureau (PIB) while dismissing the fake claims stated that the news is misleading. PIB added that the recruitments will continue normally through government agencies like SSC, UPSC etc. In another clarification issued by the Ministry of Finance on September 4, there is no restriction or ban on filling up of posts in Government of India. The Finance Ministry said the Department of Expenditure circular dated September 4, 2020 deals with internal procedure for creation of posts and does not in anyway affect or curtail recruitment. It added saying those normal recruitments through government agencies like Staff Selection Commission, UPSC, Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), etc will continue as usual without any curbs.