Paper Leak Law / Now there is no mercy for those who leak papers, Anti Paper Leak Law has been implemented

Vikrant Shekhawat : Jun 22, 2024, 08:43 AM
Paper Leak Law: To curb paper leaks, the central government has implemented the anti-paper leak law in the country. The government issued a notification regarding this law late on Friday night. This law has been named Public Examination Act 2024 i.e. Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act 2024. This law was passed by the Parliament in February 2024. This law has been approved by President Draupadi Murmu. After the implementation of this law, there is a provision of punishment of three years to 10 years and a fine of Rs 10 lakh to one crore to the culprits of paper leak. UPSC, SSC, Railway, Banking Recruitment Examinations and all examinations conducted by NTA will come under the purview of this law.

There is a lot of uproar in the country after the matter of rigging in NET and NEET exams came to light. In such a situation, NTA has also postponed the CSIR-UGC-NET examination. NTA says that this has been done due to lack of resources. This exam was to be held between June 25 and June 27. The next date will be announced on the official website of NTA.

Suspect of paper leak from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand

After Gujarat and Bihar, now the strings of NEET paper leak related to Jharkhand are being seen. The burnt booklets of NEET paper recovered in Patna are suspected to have leaked from Hazaribagh Center. EOU (Economic Offenses Unit) has demanded the original question paper from NTA to match the burnt booklets.

Now if the gang is caught, a fine of one crore

If a person or group leaks the paper with a complete plan, then there is a provision of 5-10 years of imprisonment and a fine of at least one crore rupees. If any institution is involved in the paper leak, then there is a rule to destroy its property and recover the entire cost of the examination from the same institution. There is also no provision for bail to the accused under this law. No officer holding a post lower than that of DSP or Assistant Commissioner can conduct investigation under this law.