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Haryana monsoon session to begin on Friday: To deal with paper leaks, govt likely to table Bill

The monsoon session is likely to go on till Tuesday. However, its final duration will be discussed in the Business Advisory Committee’s meeting scheduled for Friday.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
Updated: August 19, 2021 8:40:29 pm
Manohar Lal KhattarThe Bill, tabled by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, also proposes attachment of property of the convicted persons for the recovery of fine. (File)

In wake of the repeated leaks of question paper and answer keys of the recruitment examinations, resulting in their cancellation, Haryana government is likely to come up with tough legal provisions to deal with the accused involved in such cases.

The BJP-JJP government is likely to table Haryana Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2021 in the Vidhan Sabha’s monsoon session beginning Friday. According to the sources privy to the drafting of the Bill, it would contain stringent provisions including auctioning or attaching the property of the accused besides imprisonment and hefty fine.

Recently, the Haryana Staff Selection Commission had to cancel its recruitment examination for male constables held on August 7 amid reports that its question paper and answer keys were leaked. Subsequently, police arrested at least 18 accused from several districts who were found in possession of the question paper and answer keys of the examination. Preliminary investigations conducted by the police had revealed that the prime accused had procured the answer key for Rs 1 crore and was distributing it to the applicants for a sum of Rs 12-14 lakh per candidate.

The monsoon session is likely to go on till Tuesday. However, its final duration will be discussed in the Business Advisory Committee’s meeting scheduled for Friday.

The government is also likely to table a Bill pertaining to constitution of Panchkula Metropolitan Development Authority in the House.

Various other Bills, including Haryana Management of Civic Amenities and Infrastructure Deficient Municipal Areas (Special Provisions) Amendment Bill; Maharishi Balmiki Sanskrit University, Kaithal (Amendment) Bill; Haryana Enterprises Promotion (Amendment) Bill; Haryana Lokayukta Amendment Bill; Pandit Lakhmi Chand State University of Performing and Visual Arts Rohtak (Amendment) Bill; Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Haryana Amendment) Bill; Haryana Goods and Service Tax (Second Amendment) Bill; Haryana Enterprises Registration Bill are also likely to be tabled during the session.

Adequate Covid-19 protocol will be implemented on the premises of Vidhan Sabha. Members of the House, officials and Vidhan Sabha staff will have to go through a mandatory thermal scanning before entering the premises. Adequate social distancing and other safety protocol will also have to be followed by the members of the House, officials and security personnel.

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