Lok Sabha passes Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024 to curb malpractices in examinations

The Lok Sabha, on 06.02.2024, has passed the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024 (BILL) which aims to prevent unfair mean in the public examinations like – UPSC, SCC, RRB, NTA, ITBPS and other central government examinations. The Bill defines “unfair means” which is punishable with 3-5 years of imprisonment or fine up to 10 Lakhs. Further, higher punishment of imprisonment between 5-10 years and fine of at least 1 Cr. has been prescribed for persons committing “organised crime” under the Bill.