Maharashtra Assembly Passes Maharashtra Competitive Examination (Prevention Of Unfair Means) Act, 2024.

July 10, 2024 5:13 PM.

The Maharashtra Assembly passed the Maharashtra Competitive Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act, 2024, on Wednesday to prevent unfair means in competitive exams, with a provision of imprisonment for up to five years.

Maharashtra Minister Shambhuraje Desai had tabled the bill in the Assembly on 28th of June. As per the bill, an offence under this act shall be punished with imprisonment for three years, which may extend up to five years, and with a fine of up to 10 lakh rupees.

The service provider shall be liable to be punished with a fine of up to one crore rupees, and the proportionate cost of the exam shall be recovered, with the provider being barred for four years.

The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Council also passed the supplementary demands of 94,889 crore rupees. The supplementary demands include 25 thousand crore rupees for the Mukhyamantri Majhi Ladki Bahin Yojana, 5,555 crore rupees for the Youth Work Training Scheme, and 2,930 crore rupees for providing free electricity to farmers for their agricultural pumps up to 7.5 horsepower.