Govt keeps national security out of Whistleblowers Protection Act purview

The government is set to move an amendment bill in Parliament during the current session itself.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 7, 2015 8:15 am
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The government on Wednesday approved amendments to the Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2011, to keep issues of national security out of its purview.

After the Union Cabinet nod, the government is set to move an amendment bill in Parliament during the current session itself. In a statement, the government said: “This is being done with a view to incorporate necessary provisions aimed at strengthening safeguards against disclosures which may prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of the country and security of the State.”

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“Safeguard have also been provided in respect of such disclosures which have been exempted under section 8(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005,” the government said.

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In order to give statutory protection to whistleblowers in the country, the Public Interest Disclosures and Protection to Persons making the Disclosures Bill, 2011 was introduced in Lok Sabha in August, 2010. However, in December 2011, it was passed as the Whistleblowers Protection Bill, 2011.

Rajya Sabha had passed it on February 21 last year. It had received the assent of the President on May 9 the same year.

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    Girish
    May 7, 2015 at 1:41 pm
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    Zakhir Naik
    May 7, 2015 at 12:07 pm
    1. 99% Muslims become terrorist regularly visiting Masjid... What kind of knowledge they give... 2. Demand for reservation... Why? Coz don't have money to educate their cricket team 10-15 Children... 3. Respect women by marriage one... Give divorce and marry to second... Not marry to 4-5 and produce 20-30 and then start crying government is not doing anything for us??? 4. Burkha? Wht is this? Dont have freedom 5. Stop Killing Animals 6. Give Chadar/Sal to poor insted of old kabar... We are not worshiping idols but ideals behind them. Just as we salute the flag, we are not really worshing a piece of cloth, in stead we are showing our reverence towards our country in a very symbolic way. so you want all become Muslims then become terrorist ..killing each other and mankind is wiped out from the world... if kuran and Islam make you guys terrorist then leave Islam and join Hinduism which will make you all human and make you all love each other.... I ruled Spain for 800 years I ruled India for 1000 years But Currently I need minority quota for maH 1000 childraans.
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