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Uttarakhand: Clashes Break Out at Dehradun Protest Demanding Reforms in State Exams Commissions

Dehradun, Uttarakhand - Dramatic scenes were witnessed in Dehradun on Wednesday as clashes broke out between the Uttarakhand Subordinate Service Selection Commission (UKSSC), the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) aspirants and police when the aspirants were staging a sit-in protest. The government job aspirants and members of the Berozgar Sangh Union were protesting in the city, demanding reforms in both the exams commissions of the state.

Picture: Kumaon Jagran
Bobby Panwar (Middle)

The protest was led by Bobby Panwar, chairperson of the Uttarakhand Berozgaar Union, who was the whistleblower in the recent exam paper leak case that shook the state. The Berozgar Sangh Union and job aspirants entered into a heated argument with the police when the latter tried to move the crowd out of the site using force.

The recent paper leak case saw several arrests by the Uttarakhand Special Task Force (STF) and widespread allegations of irregularities in the conduct of the test. Following these allegations, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami called for a probe and strict action against those guilty.

In response to the recent events, the state government has announced its plans to introduce a new law for recruitment exams conducted in the state for government jobs. The law, known as the ‘Anti-copying law’, will punish candidates involved in cheating during recruitment examinations and impose a ‘ban of 10 years’ on them.

The new law is expected to bring transparency and accountability in the recruitment process and ensure that only deserving candidates are selected for government jobs. The state government has also promised to make necessary reforms in the UKSSC and UKPSC to prevent any future paper leak incidents.

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