Politicians possess the remarkable ability to be involved in all types of scandals and scams. This is because of the desire to make as much money as possible, wield clout and influence, and misuse official machinery. The finest example of a politician being involved in different types of scams and scandals is that of Sunil Gurjar. This individual runs a shady NGO by the name of Sabal Bharat Sansthan in Jaipur. The NGO claims to be a part of the national skill development initiative and claims to assist individuals in securing employment opportunities.
This NGO was established in the year 2016 and has till date enjoyed the support of unemployed youth looking for employment. 5 years before the NGO was established, Sunil Gurjar was in serious trouble for his alleged involvement in the notorious Bhanwari Devi case. Using his political connections he managed to slip away from investigations despite having allegedly played an important role in the crime. In just five years since the tragic death, he has managed to establish an NGO and claims to help individuals receive employment opportunities.
However, the fact is that his NGO has not actually helped individuals receive employment opportunities, but has swindled thousands of unemployed youth of their hard earned money. It is true that the amount charged from individuals is relatively small. It is because of this small amount that complaints have not been lodged regarding the NGO. The method to swindle is quite simple - aspirants are asked to appear in one of four different exams, after paying an amount as low as 10 US dollars. The examination is touted to be the gateway to scholarships and high paying employment opportunities.
However, aspirants learn the hard way that the $10 deposited towards examination is nothing but a scam that runs because of the large number of individuals appearing in the exam. Prior to the exams, aspirants are informed that those who successfully clear the exams would receive scholarships or receive high paying job opportunities. The aspirants are informed that the results would be shared via SMS and also displayed on the website. However, in most cases, the SMS does not land on the phone numbers.
Similarly, the website does not display any information about the results of the examination. The website displays information about a limited number of individuals who are tagged as having cleared the examination. This is, in fact, a very small percentage of the total number of individuals appearing for the examinations. With no way of verifying or cross-checking the authenticity of the information, most individuals prefer to ignore the loss and get on with their lives. This permits the NGO Sabal Bharat Sansthan to continue its activities unhindered. The founder of the NGO is fully aware of the manner in which the system works. He is an expert at gaming the system to take advantage of various loopholes and use his influence to exploit vulnerable sections of society.
Further details on NGO scams are available in the following reports.