The Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011Posted: April 15, 2014
Please view attached copy of The Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011
Public Interest Disclosure-key features
- Any public servant or any other person including a non-governmental organization may make a public interest disclosure to a Competent Authority (defined as the Central or State Vigilance Commission).
- “Disclosure” is defined as any complaint made in writing or electronic mail against a public servant on matters related to
- (a) attempt to or commission of an offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988;
- (b) wilful misuse of power which leads to demonstrable loss to the government or gain to the public servant; or
- (c) attempt or commission of a criminal offence by a public servant.
- A “public servant” is any person who is an employee of the central government or the state government or any company or society owned or controlled by the central or state government. However, no public interest disclosure shall be accepted against defence, police and intelligence personnel.
- Each disclosure shall be accompanied by full particulars and supporting documents.
- The Vigilance Commission shall not entertain anonymous complaints.
Courtesy : Prashant Uikey <firstname.lastname@example.org>