Uttarakhand's New Anti-Copying Law

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The Governor of Uttarakhand recently gave his assent to an ordinance brought by the Pushkar Singh Dhami-led government to prevent the use of unfair means in examinations.

An overview of the news

  • The name of the ordinance is Uttarakhand Competitive Examinations (Measures for Control and Prevention of Unfair Means in Recruitment) Ordinance, 2023. 

  • It provides for a fine of up to Rs 10 crore and life imprisonment for the guilty.

  • The ordinance aims to reduce cheating during examinations and promote fairness in the educational system.

  • The ordinance comes after the UKPSC paper leak due to which the exam of around 1.4 lakh government job aspirants was cancelled.

Key provisions

  • Candidates involved in cheating will be penalised and `10 years ban` will be imposed on them.

  • In this, there is a provision to impose a fine of 10 crores along with life imprisonment or 10 years in jail to the copycat mafia.

  • Apart from this, there is also a provision to attach the property of the copycat mafia.

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