RS takes up whistle blowers protection amendment bill

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) bill was taken up by the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

“There were certain amendments suggested from the point of view of protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the nation and deciding what kind of disclosures can be permitted,” Minister of State for Personnel and Public Grievances Jitendra Singh said while moving the bill for passage.

The Lok Sabha passed the amendment bill in May.

The bill prohibits the reporting of a corruption related disclosure if it falls under any 10 categories of information.

These include information related to economic, scientific interests and the security of India, cabinet proceedings and intellectual property.

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