Vyapam, which was renamed as Professional Examination Board and now known as Karamchari Chayan Aayog, has earned Rs 1,046 crore for the past 10 years conducting exams for unemployed youth.
Madhya Pradesh’s Vyapam was once infamous for a massive recruitment scam.
The expenses for conducting exams in the same period amounted to Rs 502 crore, leaving a profit of Rs 545 crore.
These details were given in a written response from Minister of Technical Education Yashodhara Raje Scindia to a question from former Minister and Congress MLA Jitu Patwari in the state assembly.
Mr. Patwari sought information about income and expenses of Vyapam from 2011-12 to 2020-2021.
The reply said Vyapam has deposited Rs 404 crore in its five bank accounts.
“Every year, lakhs of unemployed youth appear in the recruitment exams conducted in the state. This also shows the high unemployment rate in the state. In 2017, Vyapam took 15 exams in which more than 36 lakh candidates appeared,” Mr. Patwari to DailyExpertNews.
“Vyapam has collected the highest fees for examining patwari, police, prison guard and in hiring teachers. Vyapam will remain profitable even if they charge half the fees, so the state government could easily reduce the fees charged of unemployed youth can be reduced by half.Vyapam conducts all kinds of surveys through private agencies.In exchange for which crores in rupees are paid annually.According to the fees collected over the past 10 years,Vyapam earns a net profit of Rs every year 45 crore. While the average expenditure every year is Rs 41 crore,” said Mr Patwari.
In the economic survey presented in the budget session In 2020, the number of unemployed youth in the state was 24.72 lakh, which rose to 30.23 lakh in 2021.
The percentage of educated young people has also increased from 93.37 percent (of the total unemployed) to 95.07 percent. So a total of 5.46 lakh unemployed have risen in the state in the past year, and 35 percent of unemployed youth in the state have graduated.
This is the situation when the School Education Department has 30,600 vacancies, 9,388 in the Ministry of the Interior, 8,592 in the Ministry of Health and 9,530 posts in the IRS.
More than one lakh posts are vacant in various departments of the state government.