Uttarakhand Competitive Examination (Measures For Control and Prevention of Unfair Means in Recruitment) Ordinance, 2023
The Uttarakhand state government recently approved the Uttarakhand Competitive Examination (Measures for Control and Prevention of Unfair Means in Recruitment) Ordinance, 2023, to prevent unfair practices that affect the sanctity of competitive examinations. The ordinance aims to ensure transparency, fairness and maintain the integrity of the examination system. This article will discuss the provisions of the new anti-cheating law.
The Provisions of the Uttarakhand Competitive Examination Ordinance, 2023:
The new ordinance provides for imprisonment for life and a fine of up to Rs. 10 crores for those found guilty of committing cheating or other offences that can adversely affect the sanctity of competitive examinations. The ordinance is expected to be a strong deterrent against cheating and other unfair practices.
The ordinance covers all public examinations conducted for recruitment to state government posts, government-run autonomous bodies, corporations, authorities, and institutions that function with grants from the state government. The coverage of the ordinance is extensive, and it aims to curb all forms of cheating and malpractices in government recruitment exams.
The ordinance defines unfair means in recruitment examinations, which includes impersonation, cheating, forgery, tampering with the examination materials, and other similar activities. The ordinance has a zero-tolerance policy towards such activities and provides for stringent punishment for those found guilty of such activities.
The ordinance requires the establishment of secure examination centers with CCTV cameras and biometric attendance for candidates. The examination centers will be equipped with modern technology to prevent cheating and malpractices during the examination. The ordinance also mandates the appointment of observers to ensure that the examination is conducted in a fair and transparent manner.
The ordinance also makes provisions for the use of mobile jammers in examination centers. The use of mobile jammers will prevent the use of mobile phones and other electronic devices during the examination.
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