Essay On Whistleblowers

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SAFEGUARDING THE INDIAN WHISTLEBLOWERS The primary reason why whistleblowing is not such a viable option is because it is not effectively guarded by law. The road ahead is full of landmines and it is far from easy for anybody to become a whistleblower. The gory murder of Satyendra Dubey triggered a sort of chain reaction. Following the massive nation-wide protests against the killing, a Whistleblower Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha in March 2006. The Whistleblowers Protection Bill was passed by the Union Cabinet on August 9, 2010. It is officially popular as the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons Making the Disclosure Bill, 2010. The bill purportedly "provides for protection from criminal or civil liability, departmental inquiry, demotion, harassment and discrimination of whistleblowers". But the bill is still pending in Parliament. Even if it does make it through, many lawyers are sceptical. The bill was launched keeping in mind the safeguards that need to be extended to the…show more content…
There are fundamentally massive disparities between Indian and global setups, which is where the theories developed come into play. Implementing them in the Indian milieu will go a long way in ensuring that whistleblowing no longer remains a dreaded game. The most important element is the ethico- moral dilemma faced by the whistleblower. There is a famous saying by General 'Stormin ' Norman Schwarzkopf: "The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it." The whistleblowers ' predicament thus rests between a rock and a hard place. Unethical practices are like viruses; unless they are nipped in the bud, they spread to the farthest corners of the enterprise, contaminating every upright individual. Self-restraint and belief in oneself, much like Dubey, Pandhare and other noteworthy whistleblowers, will make corporate governance an undemanding
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