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Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024



  Feb 26, 2024

Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024



What is the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024?

This bill is a central legislative measure introduced to combat the widespread issue of cheating in public sector recruitment exams across India.

What provisions are included in the Bill?

The bill aims to criminalize the leakage of question papers, unauthorized assistance to candidates, and tampering with computer networks, making these offenses cognizable, non-bailable, and non-compoundable.

Who does the Bill apply to?

It covers exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission, Railway Recruitment Boards, and various other central authorities and service providers involved in conducting public examinations.

What are the penalties under the Bill?

Penalties include a minimum jail term of three years and fines up to Rs 1 crore for individuals or entities found violating the provisions of the Bill.

What is the significance of this Bill?

The Bill seeks to provide a stringent, centralized legal framework to deter and punish malpractices in public examinations, thereby protecting the integrity of the recruitment process and the interests of genuine candidates.

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