Introducing a Bill in Lok Sabha to Combat Malpractice in Public Exams.
A bill to prevent examination malpractices and irregularities in competitive examinations was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday, February 05 2024.
This legislation aims to prevent unfair means from being used in public examinations and common entrance tests throughout the country. Those involved in malpractice in public examinations will face punishment, including imprisonment, under the proposed law, which seeks to tighten the noose on these tests.
Objectives of the Bill?
- A major goal of the bill is to address organised gangs, mafia elements, and those involved in malpractice without targeting students. Government officials convicted of malpractice will also be held accountable for their actions.
- The constitution of a high-level national technical committee on public examinations will make recommendations for enhancing the security of computerised tests.
- The committee will insulate digital platforms, develop foolproof IT security systems, monitor examination centers electronically, and develop national standards and services for deploying IT and physical infrastructure for the conduct of competitive examinations.
- Assist management in deterring malicious elements from using impersonation methods, paper leaks, and other misconduct.
Punishments through the imposition of Bill:
- If convicted, unfair means will result in imprisonment for at least three years, extending to five years, and a fine of up to ten lakh rupees.
- An organised crime, including a crime committed by a person or group of people, including those involved in the examination authority, service provider, or any other institution, will result in imprisonment for at least five years, up to ten years, as well as a fine of at least Rs 1 crore.
- If an institution commits an organised crime, its property will be attached and forfeited, and the proportionate cost of the examination will also be recovered.
- Malpractice in Public Exams.