Wednesday, January 6, 2016

#SC seeks reply from #Centre on #Whistleblower protection

A bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice A K Sikri and Justice R Banumathi were hearing a public interest litigation filed by NGO Parivartan. Prashant Bhushan, the noted lawyer appearing for the NGO demanded a law protecting whistleblowers and strengthening of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) by attaching independent investigators to it.

Affidavit filed in the apex court by CVC disclosed that out of the 3,634 complaints in eight years (from January 2007 to September 2014 only 1,063 went forward after initial screening by CVC.The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Centre on the steps it intended to take for the protection of whistleblowers till a law is passed by the parliament.