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Bangladesh Public Service Commission Bill-2022 passed in parliament

Update : 16 Jan 2023, 19:21

The Bangladesh Public Service Commission Bill -2022 was passed in the Parliament on Monday (January 16) incorporating the punishment for involvement in any irregularities in any examination under PSC.

State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain moved the bill in the House which was unanimously passed by voice votes with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair, reports BSS.

The maximum punishment for involvement in leaking the question paper of any PSC examination will be 10 years' jail or financial penalty or both, according to a draft law.

According to section 8 of the draft law, those who will be involved in leaking the question paper of any examination to be held under the Public Service Commission, they might face the highest 10 years' jail, financial punishment or both.

While placing the bill, some opposition lawmakers including Fakhrul Imam of Mymensingh-3, Mujibul Huq of Kishorganj-4, Dr Rustum Ali Faraji of Pirojpur-3, Begum Raushan Ara Mustafiz of women seat-47, Shamim Haider Patwary of Gaibandha-1and independent lawmaker Rezaul Karim Bablu of Bogura-7 spoke on the bill and urged to seek public review.

The Bill will replace the Bangladesh Public Service Commission Ordinance, 1977 in line with a judgment of the High Court over the laws of military regimes.

The maximum punishment for adopting unfair means in examination and engagement in answer sheet forgery would be two years' jail or financial penalty or both.

The penalty is the same for helping any examinees to take any unfair means in the examination hall, fake examinees and tampering with any answer sheet.

The penalty is one year of jail or financial penalty or both for creating obstacles in taking examinations and creating anarchy.

As per the bill, apart from the question paper leak crime, other crimes will also be punished by the mobile court.

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