According to sources, the government is planning to introduce the Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024, soon. On Monday, the proposed bill is expected to be presented in Parliament with the goal of addressing issues pertaining to unfair means during public examinations.
The bill proposes penalties for those found guilty, with fines ranging from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh and imprisonment up to 10 years.
Under the provisions of this proposed law, the government plans to establish a High Level National Technical Committee.
A number of exams were canceled last year as a result of question paper leaks, including the recruitment exam for teachers in Rajasthan, the Common Eligibility Test (CET) for Group-D positions in Haryana, the recruitment exam for junior clerks in Gujarat, and the recruitment exam for constables in Bihar.
At the start of the Budget session, President Droupadi Murmu addressed a joint sitting of Parliament and stated that the administration is cognizant of the concerns raised by young people about anomalies in exams. “Therefore, it has been decided to enact a new law to deal sternly with such malpractices,” Murmu stated.