The order issued by the school education department in which 46 employees including lecturers, masters, teachers, non-teaching staff and class IV employees who were found abetting use of unfair means and violating the sanctity of examinations conducted by JK Board of School Education (BOSE), were suspended has been widely hailed. The suspended employees have also been debarred from taking BOSE assignments of invigilation for violating the sanctity of examination. The unfortunate as well as the shocking part is that the teaching and non-teaching staff were designated as superintendents, deputy superintendents, assistant superintendents in various exams conducted during 2016-17 session. The allegations against the staff are serious as the unfair means these employees have resorted to has affected the career of thousands of hardworking and meritorious students. Such discriminatory culture prevalent in our education system is eating into the vitals of the very pious purpose this sector is known for. The step has set up a precedent for others and there should be zero tolerance against the culprits of such a grave crime. Given the prevailing sorry state of affairs, it is not hard to imagine the state of examination halls in rural and far flung areas. Authorities have to intensify efforts in ensuring no such discriminatory culture thrives in our educational set-up and strict vigil has to be maintained across the centers particularly during high and higher secondary examinations. The education sector has to be sanitised of all the stain it has accumulated and the process of de-weeding that has started by such step must continue.