Replying to a RTI query by Neemuch-based activist Chandrashekhar Gaud, the Union Health Ministry said that from the 114,198 students, who registered themselves for counselling in 2018-19, a total of Rs. 18,32,87,500 was collected as registration amount.
Of this, Rs. 2,76,78,614 were spent on conducting the counselling.
The MCC deposited the remaining amount of Rs. 15,56,08,886 in the Central government’s account.
The Health Ministry also informed Mr Gaud that the MCC decided to impose the registration fee on the advice of the Health and Family Welfare Department.
Mr Gaud said the amount collected by the government as registration fee in 2018-19 and the interest earned on it was enough to conduct the counselling process for the next several years, and the government must therefore think about putting an end to the registration fee.