Jaipur: Anti-cheating Special Task Force under SOG to combat paper leaks in Rajasthan
The task force will consist of about 40 personnel including one Superintendent of Police and one Additional Superintendent of Police.
JAIPUR: The state government has announced the creation of a Special Task Force (Anti Cheating) within the Special Operation Group (SOG) to crack down on exam cheating and paper leaks in public examinations, including competitive exams.
The task force will consist of about 40 personnel including one Superintendent of Police and one Additional Superintendent of Police, five police inspectors and head constables, and 20 constables.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot approved the proposal, which aimed at ensuring justice for hardworking, unemployed candidates and maintaining the confidentiality of examinations.
The establishment of the Special Task Force will enable effective investigations and ensure the strictest punishment for those involved in cheating-related cases. Additionally, Chief Minister Gehlot has approved the financial proposal for the creation of 39 new positions and the necessary resources to support the task force’s operations. The new roles will consist of various positions, including one Superintendent of Police and one Additional Superintendent of Police, five Police Inspectors and Head Constables, and 20 Constables.
Equipped with state-of-the-art resources, the task force will focus on taking strict action against guilty candidates and institutions involved in paper leaks. The Chief Minister initially announced the initiative in the 2023-24 budget.
This development follows the passage of the Rajasthan Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means in Recruitment) Bill, 2022, by the state government in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. The bill includes stringent provisions, such as imprisonment for examinees, debarment from public examinations, and destruction of the culprits’ property.