Whistleblower Protection Act: An Overview
The IUP Law Review, Vol. II, No. 4, pp. 46-60, October 2012
Posted: 6 Dec 2012
Date Written: December 5, 2012
Corruption is a social evil which prevents proper balanced social growth and economic development. One of the impediments felt in eliminating corruption in the government and the public sector undertakings is the lack of adequate protection to the complainants reporting the corruption or willful misuse of power or willful misuse of discretion which causes demonstrable loss to the government or commission of a criminal offense by a public servant. The Law Commission in its 179th Report has proposed a Public Interest Disclosure (Protection of Informers) Bill, which provides protection to whistleblowers. The Bill has provisions for providing safeguards to the whistleblowers against victimization in the organization.
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