Jaipur: Facing allegations of irregularities in the recently held Rajasthan Eligibility Exam for Teachers (REET), the Rajasthan government has decided to make cheating and paper leak a cognizable and non-bailable offence; also, the punishment in such cases will be enhanced from 3 to 7 years.
The government will soon introduce an Ordinance regarding this.
This was decided in a meeting chaired by CM Ashok Gehlot on Sunday. Gehlot directed the officials to take strict action in cases of cheating, paper leak and other irregularities in recruitment exams. ‘‘The services of government officials and employees found to be involved in such cases will be terminated,’’ said Gehlot in the meeting.
The state government is being put in the pillory on the recent paper leak; the BJP and a group of unemployed youth have demanded a CBI investigation in the matter.
Though the police have arrested the main culprits in the paper leak case, the BJP is alleging that the culprits are associated with the Congress party leaders; thus, they cannot rely on the state investigative agency.
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