Convention on Whistleblower Protection Act, 2011 on June 8

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha
Soochana Adhikar Abhijan (OSAA) is all set to organsie a state-level convention
on ‘Whistleblower Protection Act, 2011” on July 8 at Soochana bhavan here.
Eminent social activist Aruna Roy and National Campaign for
People’s Right to Information (NCPRI), a national level civil society forum, convenor
Nikhil Dey will attend the seminar.
After a protracted people’s movement, the Central Government
has enacted “Whistleblower Protection Act’ in February 2014 with mandate to
provide adequate safeguard to whistleblowers against victimisation and inquire
into allegation of corruption or wilful misuse of power by Government officials
in the country. The Act will be implemented after Rules being framed by Central
and State Governments.

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