Whistleblowers protection is a policy that all government leaders support in public but few in power tolerate in private” – Thomas M. Devine Further, A whistleblower is effectively an individual who has witnessed or been part of an unethical or illegal process, often against their will as a condition of employment, and decides to submit the incriminating evidence to the proper authorities. Moreover, Whistleblowers begin the indictment process in cases that are criminal. However,Oxford dictionary defines a whistleblower as a person who informs about a person or organization engaged in an illicit activity.

The Whistleblower Protection Act, 2011

It establishes a mechanism to receive complaints relating to disclosure on any allegation of corruption or willful misuse of power or willful misuse of discretion against any public servant and, further, to inquire or cause an inquiry into such disclosure and to provide adequate safeguards against victimization of the person making such complaint and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto. Moreover, The judicial sensitivity shall also be examined with regard to the issue in hand. In this age of Globalisation, where economic motives precede over all virtues and traditions; protection of larger public interest from great corporate scandals has become matter of great importance. The law has recognized the Whistle-blower policy in this regard as one of the basic feature.

‘Whistle-blower’ comes from the common practice of law enforcement officers and referees

Blowing a whistle to indicate an illegal action. Whistleblowing is the act of disclosing information; by an employee or any stakeholder about illegal or unethical conduct within an organization. Oxford dictionary defines a ‘whistle blower’; as a person who informs about a person or organization engaged in an illicit activity. Today, a whistle blower is any individual who reports a corporate or government entity’s illegal or unethical conduct to the media or authorities.

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