Ravish Pal Singh

The Madhya Pradesh Vyavasayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam) will be renamed as Staff Selection Board. Earlier, it was called the Professional Examination Board.Bhopal,UPDATED: Feb 18, 2022 16:06 ISTThe Madhya Pradesh Vyavasayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam) will be renamed. (File photo)By Ravish Pal Singh: The Madhya Pradesh Vyavasayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam) will now be called the Staff Selection Board. The decision to rename Vyapam was taken after a proposal seeking the same was approved by the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh Cabinet.The Staff Selection Board will now operate under the General Administration Department.Earlier, Vyapam was renamed as the Professional Examination Board.Why was the name Vyapam changed?Vyapam came into the limelight when a scam in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board broke out in 2013. Several candidates were accused of bribing officials and rigging exams by deploying imposters to write their answer sheets.ALSO READ | Vyapam scam victim’s father denies giving statement to copsThe Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s government had also formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the scam.Many students, accused and witnesses died after the scam surfaced in the media. A journalist working for AajTak television channel was also reported to be dead after he suddenly took ill. He had interviewed the parents of a girl who had been found dead near railway tracks after her name figured in the infamous Vyapam scam of Madhya Pradesh.Moreover, the then Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav’s son Shailesh was accused of being involved in the infamous Vyapam scam. Shailesh Yadav was later found dead at his residence.Following this, the investigation was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2015.More than 100 people have been convicted in the Vyapam scam so far. Many cases are still being heard in court.ALSO READ | Vyapam scam: CBI registers FIR against former MP minister, his aideRecently, the CBI has filed a chargesheet against 160 more accused, including the chairmen of three medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh, for allegedly rigging the 2013 Pre-Medical Test (PMT) in the multi-crore Vyapam examination and recruitment scam.This took the number of accused who have been chargesheeted in the case to 650, news agency PTI reported on Friday.
Published On: Feb 18, 2022

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