Indian govt annouces new law to tackle exam paper leaks


  • Exam paper leaks are taken seriously by the Indian government.
  • Several states have enacted new laws.
  • Exam paper sharing carries a maximum 10-year jail sentence.

Exam paper leaks are a serious issue that the Indian government is addressing head-on by enforcing harsh punishments that include jail time and large fines.

The national government has enacted a new legislation in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi in response to a year's worth of protests from students and parents.

This new regulation stipulates that anyone found to be exchanging significant test papers, including those for competitive exams, might be fined up to Rs 1 million and imprisoned for up to 10 years.

Under the Public Examinations (Prevention of Leaks) Act, 2024, those who leak exam papers in order to gain entry-level government positions will be closely monitored and punished.

Parents and students fear that the "copying mafia's" illicit operations would hurt the chances of honest and diligent pupils, giving unqualified people prominent jobs.

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