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Water down whistleblower law: Amendment Bill

The latest Amendment bill which was introduced in the Lok Sabha has proposed to water down whistleblower protection law. A likely effect of the new Bill is that whistleblowers seeking to raise issues of national importance, including those concerning national security, scientific, strategic or economic interests, may not get the desired protection. This is because the government proposes to keep issues which impinge on the sovereignty and integrity of India outside the purview of the whistleblower law.

The latest Amendment bill which was introduced in the Lok Sabha has proposed to water down whistleblower protection law. A likely effect of the new Bill is that whistleblowers seeking to raise issues of national importance, including those concerning national security, scientific, strategic or economic interests, may not get the desired protection. This is because the government proposes to keep issues which impinge on the sovereignty and integrity of India outside the purview of the whistleblower law.

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