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Convention on Whistleblower Protection Act, 2011 on June 8

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Soochana Adhikar Abhijan (OSAA) is all set to organsie a state-level convention on ‘Whistleblower Protection Act, 2011” on July 8 at Soochana bhavan here.

Eminent social activist Aruna Roy and National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI), a national level civil society forum, convenor Nikhil Dey will attend the seminar.

After a protracted people’s movement, the Central Government has enacted “Whistleblower Protection Act’ in February 2014 with mandate to provide adequate safeguard to whistleblowers against victimisation and inquire into allegation of corruption or wilful misuse of power by Government officials in the country. The Act will be implemented after Rules being framed by Central and State Governments.

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