The Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024"

The Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024, was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister Jitendra Singh. 

Penalties for Malpractices 

The bill proposes severe penalties, including a maximum jail term of 10 years and fines of up to Rs 1 crore, to deter malpractices and irregularities in competitive examinations. 

Response to Examination Cancellations 

The introduction of the bill follows a series of competitive examination cancellations, highlighting the urgent need for legislative action to address the issue. 

Impact of Paper Leaks

Reports indicate that over 1.5 crore students have been adversely affected by paper leaks between 2016 and 2023, with more than 70 instances of question paper leaks during this period. 

Objectives of the Bill 

The core objective of the bill is to improve transparency, fairness, and credibility within the public examination system. It seeks to reassure the youth that their sincere efforts will be duly recognized and rewarded, ensuring the safety of their future prospects. 

Strengthening Trust in the System 

By imposing stricter penalties and emphasizing integrity in examinations, the bill endeavors to restore trust in the examination process among students and stakeholders. 

Safeguarding the Integrity of Examinations 

Ultimately, the bill serves as a crucial step towards safeguarding the integrity of examinations, protecting the interests of students, and upholding the sanctity of the education system.

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