Why do we face entrance exams before entering into any professional course? And why are these entrance exams are held, the only motive behind these entrances is to give a fair chance to every student and the according to their potential they are ranked and then they pursue whatever course they wamt. But recently the Vyapam Scam has agitated the youth across the country.
What is Vyapam Scam?
Vyapam stands for Vyavsay Pariksha Mandal or Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination board (MPPEB). The very first complaint was registered way back in 2000 but it was only in 2007 that the scam came to forward as a full fledged professional racket. The MPPEB is responsible for conduction entrances into professional courses like the Pre-Medical examination for the state since 1982. The irregularities with counducting these entrances first surfaced in 2009 but the scam blewover in 2013. In Vyapam Scam, the process for the selection for the government job was manipulated by MPPEB. This came to light when Madhya Pradesh local fund Audit Office published a report for 2007-08 in which it was found alleged financial and administrative irregularities including unauthorized disposal of application forms worth crores of ruppees. There were in total 317 mastermind behind the scam.
In the scam the admit card for the people carried its name, roll number and all details except that the photograph is of the impersonator. Impersonator is the person who writes exam on behalf of someone. After the examination is over, photograph is changed to the original one, this was one of the way . Others way included that candidates were asked to leave their OMR sheets blank and random high percentage is alloted to them and accordingly from the answer booklet the OMR sheet is filled.
Arrests and Accusations started in December 2013 when Special Task Force investigating the scam under the supervision of SIT formed by Madhya Pradesh High Court produced a supplementary charge sheet against 34 accused. The charge sheet ran into 23,000 pages and 30 out of accused were parents of the children. In April 2014 , 27 students og MGM college were expelled for fraudulently clearing PMT-2012. These were the students who could be identified rest 286 people were unidentified. Again in June 2014 , 100 medical students were arrested , later 16th June, former technical education minister, Laxmikant Sharma was arrested in teachers scam. Since 2012 ,36 people have been killed who investigated for the scam. Supreme Court has asked CBI to investigate more into the Scam.
Recently in a statement by Mr. Shivraj Chauhan (CM Madhya Pradesh) said that ” I’m relieved that the CBI will probe, and get the truth” also he said, such scam was possible because all the data regarding the entrances was collected and recorded manually. And Madhya Pradesh is all set to make the things Digital and online. Mdhya Pradesh will be the first state which will make the benefit of Digital India campaign.
If such scams continued in future then it is not hard to wonder , what kind of youth and professionals we will get in future and India’s future will be in such dubious hands.