GUWAHATI- On the first day of Assam Budget Session for the 15th Legislative Assembly on February 5, the Assam cabinet tabled “Examination Bill” aimed at restricting exam-time malpractices by imposing stringent measures against cheating, leaking of question papers and other such malice.
According to the provisions outlined in the bill, individuals caught cheating during examinations could face up to three years of imprisonment, coupled with a fine of Rs 1 lakh. The punishment for leaking examination paper will attract Rs 10 lakh fine and 10 years prison term.
Reports indicate that a new bill has been introduced to tackle exam malpractices by imposing strict penalties for cheating and leaking of question papers.
This comprehensive legislation extends its reach to all government-conducted examinations, including those administered by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), Guwahati High Court, State Level Recruitment Commission (SLRC), as well as district-level recruitment exams for grades three and four.
Furthermore, it encompasses significant educational assessments such as the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination, examinations conducted by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, and the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET).
The introduction of this bill signifies a pivotal step towards ensuring integrity and fairness in the examination process, underscoring the government’s commitment to upholding standards of meritocracy and transparency in recruitment practices throughout Assam.
Printing of question papers for examinations can now only be conducted in government authorized presses, as per a new regulation.