Indian Military to come under Whistleblower's bill

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Abhishek Singhvi
New Delhi, Dec 8: The Defence Ministry has decided to bring the Armed Forces within the purview of the Whistleblower's Bill under consideration of the government. Meanwhile, the ministry made it clear that they have given its consent to put the Army and the other two services under the ambit of the bill.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee headed by Abhishek Manu Singhvi has recommended bringing the Armed Forces, security and intelligence agencies under the ambit of the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons Making the Disclosures Bill, 2010, which is known as the Whistleblower's Bill.

The bill was introduced in the parliament in Aug 2010 when Jayanthi Natarajan was the chairperson of the committee. The Bill looks at establishing a mechanism to get complaints regarding allegations of corruption or wilful misuse of power.

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