Ministry of Education Hands Over NEET (UG) Examination 2024 Irregularities to CBI for Investigation

GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 23rd June. 
Amid reported irregularities, cheating, impersonation, and malpractices in the NEET (UG) Examination 2024 conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on May 5, 2024, the Ministry of Education, Government of India has taken decisive action. After a thorough review of the situation, the Ministry has entrusted the matter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a comprehensive investigation.

The NEET (UG) examination, which was conducted in the OMR (Pen and paper) mode, saw allegations of misconduct that prompted the Ministry to ensure transparency and uphold the integrity of the examination process.

CBI Investigation: The Ministry of Education has authorized the CBI to conduct a thorough investigation into the alleged irregularities surrounding NEET (UG) Examination 2024. This move underscores the Government’s commitment to ensuring accountability and maintaining the sanctity of national-level examinations.

Legislative Action: Concurrently, the Central Government has enacted the Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act, 2024, aimed at preventing unfair practices in public examinations and addressing related matters comprehensively.

Commitment to Students’ Interests: Emphasizing its commitment to safeguarding the interests of students, the Government has reiterated that stringent action will be taken against any individual or organization found culpable in compromising the examination process.

The decision to involve the CBI and enact new legislation reflects the Government’s proactive stance in addressing issues of malpractice and ensuring a fair and transparent examination environment for all aspirants.

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