New Delhi: In their attempt to promote cashless transactions, the government announced a number of measures on Thursday as part of a campaign to encourage people to go digital. From discounts at petrol stations, highway toll and railway tickets to cheaper insurance cover, there was something for everyone. Now government has given something for struggling students as well if they choose to go digital.
All the engineering students who have failed to clear a subject and are waiting to fill the form for reappear can now claim 5 minutes of cheating if they go digital. Everyone who pays the reappear fees through digital wallets will be seated in a separate classroom from those who used cash to pay the fees. 90 minutes into the exam, invigilator will disappear for 5 minutes giving students time to copy whatever they need to.
“This is a unique collaboration between finance ministry and HRD ministry. The push for digital must start from the students since they are the future of this country. Therefore, we thought we must give some incentive to these students to use cashless transactions. Now this is just a pilot project, soon we will extend it to all engineering students and by the end of next year, all college students will be able to avail this 5 minutes period”, a finance ministry official told Faking News.
When we asked why just 5 minutes as it may not be enough to copy enough material to pass, the official said,”Person who can’t copy enough to pass in 5 minutes doesn’t deserve to become an engineer anyway. 2-4 formulae hi to copy karne hain, pass ka jugaad ho jayega.”
However, engineering students are not satisfied with 5 minutes of cheating and are asking for 10 minutes access to their books during the exam in return of going cashless.