GG News Bureau
Jaipur, 7th Feb. Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday underscored the importance of strict implementation of a bill aimed at addressing exam malpractices following its passage in the Lok Sabha.
The legislation, titled the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024, includes provisions for a maximum jail term of 10 years and fines up to Rs 1 crore.
Gehlot, a senior Congress leader, expressed satisfaction with the bill’s introduction in Parliament, citing long standing demands for stringent measures against paper leaks.
He highlighted Rajasthan’s own legislation, which mandates life imprisonment and fines of Rs 10 crore for paper leaks, and welcomed the central government’s move to establish penalties of 10 years imprisonment and fines of Rs 1 crore.
Calling for concerted efforts between the central and state authorities, Gehlot stressed the importance of effectively implementing the law to ensure justice for young aspirants affected by paper leaks.