Google denies offering 16-year-old boy Rs 14 million package

02 August 2017, 08:48 PM
Harshit Sharma.
Harshit Sharma.

Celebration and praises poured in for class 12 Harshit Sharma after the UT government had announced about a dream job offer by the internet giant, Google, to the 16-year-old boy last month.

However, Google in an official communique to an National English daily denied having knowledge of offering Rs 14 million job offer to any 16-year-old.

The internet search giant told the, ‘Currently we don’t have any information on our records with respect to Harshit Sharma’’s candidacy.”

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The class 12 passout last month had told the media that the job was “dream come true”. Sharma studied from Government Model Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh. 

According to the claims made by Sharma Google had offered him a pay of Rs 4 lakhs per month as stipend for a year and provide him advance training in graphic designing. After a year he will be enrolled as a regular employee and receive a salary of Rs 12 lakhs per month.

The UT government soon after learning that Google has no information about the candidacy ordered an inquiry as it had issued an official press release on the teenager’s ‘success’.

Director of school education Rubinderjit Singh Brar told Hindustan Times, “I am inquiring into the matter. I can only comment by tomorrow (Wednesday).”

First Published: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 12:56 PM
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