Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan admitted during the inaugural session of the assembly after the formation of the new government in January last year that the STF had detected 1000 bogus appointments made possible through the nexus of the education mafia and PEB officials.He, however, refused to accede to the Congress’s demand for a CBI probe. An infuriated Congress hit the streets in protest. For months, the scam rocked the state. <g data-gr-id="22">Thee</g> stir could not be sustained.Life has come full circle for Chouhan whose ascent to Raisina hills at one point seemed unstoppable.Today with the revelation that Namrata <g data-gr-id="24">Damor</g> was murdered things get worse for Chouhan.
Deeply rooted nexus
The Vyapam scam has also brought to light the very real and omnipresent system of corruption in competitive exams for professional and government courses, rampant but seldom brought to light in many of the states.In recent <g data-gr-id="18">years</g> massive corruption in the competitive exams for professional courses and government conducted at both state and national level is coming into light thanks to vigilant media and courageous whistleblowers.
The reason for rampant corruption in the admissions processes of these courses is <g data-gr-id="20">that</g> unlike simple degree courses professional courses are quite coveted.Then there is the blind expectation of high dividends and returns on completion of these courses and hence a bee-line to get into them. One must not ignore the long term and irrevocable consequences of scams like Vyapam. More of than not it leads to <g data-gr-id="19">admission</g> of incapable students in professional streams which makes the particular chosen field hollow and rotten at its base and so leads to its deterioration at gradual levels.The plot gets murkier by the day.