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The Public Examination Bill (Prevention of Unfair Means) 2024 was passed on 6 Feb 2024 in Lok Sabha. The Bill aims to prevent unfair means to bring transparency, fairness, and credibility to public examinations. Section 3 of this bill consists of 15 actions that amount to using unfair means in public examination. The act includes in unfair means is lekeage of question paper and answer key, directly or indirectly assisting the candidate in public examination.
Exams which are considered Public Examinations(Under Section2k) –
- The UPSC conducts the civil service examination, combined defense service examination, medical and engineering examination
2. The Staff Selection Commissions jobs by Central Government(Group C and Group B )
3. The Railway Recruitment Boards (Group C and Group D Staff in the Indian Railways)
4.The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS) which hires at all levels of National Bank
5. National Testing Agency which conducts JEE Main, UGC NET, CUET
Punishment under Organized Crime
An organized crime is an unlawful act committed by a person or groups of persons to further a shared interest for wrongful games in public examinations. Persons committing an organized crime will be punished with imprisonment of 5 to 10 years and a fine at least 1 crore. If an institution is held guilty of organized crime, its property will be attached, and forfeited will recovered for the cost of the examination.
Inquiry and Investigation:
All offenses under this bill will be cognizable, nonbailable, and noncompoundable. An officer not below the rank of deputy superintendent or assistant commissioner of police will investigate the offense under this act. The Central Govt may transfer the investigation to a central agency.
Key Provisions of Bill
- Define unfair means in the exam- mass, copying, leakage
- Covers Major Recruit Bodies-UPSC, IBPS, NET
- Harsher Punishment for Organised Crime – 5to10 years and 1 crore fine
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