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Uttarakhand’s Anti Cheating Law

Uttarakhand’s Anti Cheating Law:

On February 11 2023, a protest in Dehradun over paper leaks and scams in government recruitment tests turned violent.

  • On the following day, the Uttarakhand Governor gave his assent to the Uttarakhand Competitive Examination (Measures for Control and Prevention of Unfair Means in Recruitment) Ordinance, 2023 to prevent the use of unfair means in exams.
  • The ordinance has provisions for fines up to Rs 10 crore and life imprisonment for the guilty
  • The ordinance is aimed at preventing offences related to obstructing the sanctity of examinations, use of unfair means, leakage of question papers, and other irregularities.
  • It covers public examinations for recruitment to posts under the state government, autonomous bodies run by the government, and authorities, corporations, and institutions operated with grants of the state government.
  • The offences are cognizable, non-bailable, and non-compoundable.
  • The law is expected to prevent irregularities in recruitment exams and ensure that they are conducted transparently and fairly.