BHOPAL: A committee, constituted to suggest changes in the examination system of Vyapam, after the baring of a mega scam, has suggested that exams be held online.
The state government is also seriously considering the proposal. Interesting, Vyapam’s former chairpersons – Ranjana Chaudhary and DK Samantrey – had rejected the same proposal. According to sources, information technology( IT) department, during the tenure of Chaudhary, had proposed to conduct Vyapam examinations online in collaboration with MP Online. Chaudhary paid no attention to the proposal.
MP Online officials later put it up before her successor Samantrey. A presentation before Samantrey was given by these officials but Pankaj Trivedi and Nitin Mahindra, the main accused in Vyapam scam, had then suggested to Samantrey to reject the proposal, citing confidentiality as a reason. Trivedi and Mahindra had justified their suggestion saying the Vyapam would organise the online tests using its own resources without any other institution’s involvement.
Sources said these accused were averse to Vyapam conducting online testsz. They both wanted that their racket should run unhindered and therefore they did not allow IT department enter the set up of Vyapam. Sources also said the government is now going to hand over the control of Vyapam to general administration department and the IT department would be assigned the task to conduct examinations.