Jharkhand Competitive Examination (Measure For Control And Prevention Of Unfair Means In Recruitment) Bill, 2023:
The Jharkhand Assembly passed the Jharkhand Competitive Examination (Measure for Control and Prevention of Unfair Means in Recruitment) Bill, 2023, introducing strict provisions to curb cheating in competitive exams.
- The Bill aims to uphold the integrity of examinations and ensure a fair and transparent selection process for various recruitment processes.
- The Jharkhand Competitive Examination Bill, 2023, is a significant step towards promoting ethical practices in competitive exams.
- The Bill mandates two severe penalties for wrongdoers – life imprisonment and a fine of up to ₹10 crore.
- These measures are aimed at deterring individuals from resorting to unfair means in competitive exams.
- According to the legislators’ recommendation, an examinee caught copying for the first time will face a reduced punishment of one year, instead of the previously proposed three years.
- Similarly, for a second offense, the punishment will be three years, down from the earlier proposal of seven years.
- Under the Bill’s provisions, if an examinee is caught cheating for the first time, they will be fined ₹5 lakh.
- Failing to pay this fine will lead to an additional punishment of nine months imprisonment.
- For a second offense, the examinee will be fined ₹10 lakh, and if the fine remains unpaid, they will face an additional sentence of thirty months.
- In addition to the monetary fine and imprisonment, any examinee found guilty will be barred from sitting in any competitive examination for a period of 10 years.