Government Denies Fadia's Appointment as Digital India Ambassador, to Clarify Issue Later

Published: 29th September 2015 05:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2015 05:54 PM   |  A+A-


Ankit Fadia who claims to be an 'ethical hacker' on his Wikipedia page has claimed that he was appointed as the brand ambassador for Digital India initiative.

Fadia put a certificate on Facebook listing him as a brand ambassador for Digital India and said that he was issued the certificate a couple of months ago for the same.

After the news came under controversy on social media as users questioned Fadia’s credentials, the ministry of communication and IT issued a statement on PIB denying Fadia's statement and said that they haven't appointed any brand ambassadors.

The statement reads, “There were certain news reports that there is move to appoint a brand ambassador for Digital India Programme of the government. This is to clarify that there has been no such move to appoint a brand ambassador as reported." surprisingly, the link stopped working later.

A clarification will be issued in the evening on the same.

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