BY A STAFF REPORTER: In a recent development, the Minister of State for Personnel and Training Jitendra Singh introduced the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) bill, which aims to prevent the use of unfair means in examinations, in the Lok Sabha on 5th February, Monday.
The bill aims to prevent individuals, organizations, and institutions from involving themselves in unethical and unfair means that significantly impact the public examination system for illicit gains.
The bill comprises stringent laws against malpractices including a hike in penalties, enhancing cyber security, and many more.
Earlier, candidates have faced cancellation of exams due to malpractices such as paper leaks.
The bill aims to work on public exams including UPSC, Staff Selection Commission, and entrance tests such as JEE and NEET. As per reports, there is no specific significant law at the national level dedicated to addressing unfair means practiced during exams.