MP: Activists smell scam in Vyapam recruitment exam fees
Activists in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday demanded an inquiry against Vyapam officers for allegedly taking more than Rs 100 crore from scheduled caste and scheduled tribe candidates as fees for recruitment exams.bhopal Updated: Feb 03, 2016 21:35 IST
Activists in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday demanded an inquiry against Vyapam officers for allegedly taking more than Rs 100 crore from scheduled caste and scheduled tribe candidates as fees for recruitment exams.
Aam Aadmi Party’s state leader Paras Sacklecha and RTI activist Ajay Dubey said Vyapam had charged examination fees from SC/ST candidates by violating the rules formed by the general administration department (GAD).
“Rules had been violated from 2004 to 2013 by Vyapam. This is a scam of crores of rupees in which SC/ST students were robbed by tainted Vyapam,” said Dubey.
Sacklecha said the state government should probe the matter and fix the accountability of officers in-charge.
“A strict action should be taken against the officers. The fees should also be returned to candidates,” he said.
They also questioned the credential of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). “It’s hard to digest that CBI intends to protect the dignity of accused instead of revealing the names,” Dubey said.
Recently, CBI raided at eight residential premises of Vyapam scam suspects but the agency didn’t reveal their names, he said.
The RTI activist said CBI has not registered all cases registered by STF. The STF had registered 212 cases but till now CBI has registered only 157 cases.
First Published: Feb 03, 2016 21:35 IST