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.
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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