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Whistleblowers seeking protection can only reveal public information
Govt proposes massive dilution of whistleblower law
Three revenue officials ‘let touts work from their office’, suspended
Cabinet okays amendments to Whistle Blowers
Law panel to Modi Govt: Bribery for ‘good intention’ should not be considered a crime

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Recent Acts/Rules/Judgements

* DoPT D.O. letter dated 30.04.2015 – Furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities under Sec.44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (last date-15.10.2015) (State Govts.)
* Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) with proposed replies/information in respect of Lokpal & Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (As on DoPT website-29.4.15)
* Letter dated 23.01.2015 – Filing of IPRs under Rule 16 of AIS(Conduct) Rules, 1968 and Annual Returns of Assets and Liabilities by AIS Officers in compliance with 2014 Rules
* O.M. dated 16.01.2015 – Immovable Property Return for the year 2014 (as on 31.12.2014) – Submission through cscms.nic.in-regarding – CSSS
O.M. dated 16.01.2015 – Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 – Filing of annual immovable property returns
* O.M. dated 15.01.2015 – Immovable Property Return for the year 2014 (as on 31.12.2014) – Submission through cscms.nic.in – CSS
* Delhi HC Judgement dated 04.12.2014 – The Registrar, Supreme Court of India Vs. Commodore Lokesh K. Batra and Ors. – Hon’ble Delhi High Court: “I find no infirmity with the impugned order in so far as it directs that the records may be maintained in a manner so that the information regarding the period for which the judgments are pending after being reserved, is available with the petitioner in future.” [Sections 4(1)(b), 7(9) and 19(8)(a)(iv)]
* The Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2011 (12.05.2014)
The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013
* The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014 (15.02.2014) 
* The Authentication (Orders and other Instruments) Rules, 1958 (As on MHA website – 19.01.2014)

* The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (14.01.2014)
* The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules, 2013 (15.12.2013)
* The Companies Act, 2013 (30.08.2013)
* The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (03.06.2013)
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New:  Corruption Perception Index-2014 – Transparency International India’s Press Release

Whistleblowers seeking protection can only reveal public information   Hindustantimes.com
May 18, 2015
An amendment to the Whistleblowers Act, 2011, cleared by the Lok Sabha last week will ensure that whistleblowers seeking protection can only disclose information that can be accessed under the right to information law. …

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* Court Judgments.

Govt proposes massive dilution of whistleblower law   Business-standard.com
Proposal to keep out information under Official Secrets Act & those exempted from Right To Information Act
New Delhi May 11, 2015
The National Demo-cratic Alliance (NDA) government has proposed to substantially reduce the kind of information whistle-blowers will be able to disclose under the Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2011. …

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Three revenue officials ‘let touts work from their office’, suspended   Indianexpress.com
Disciplinary action has been initiated against the sub-registrars of Geeta Colony, Preet Vihar and Kapashera.
May 08, 2015
The Delhi government on Thursday suspended three sub-registrars of the Revenue department based on recommendations made against them by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB). …
More: 70 journalists under police scanner in corruption case

Cabinet okays amendments to Whistle Blowers    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 7, 2015
NEW DELHI: The Cabinet on Wednesday passed amendments to the Whistle Blowers Protection Act that provides for safeguards against disclosures of any information which may “affect the sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.” …

Law panel to Modi Govt: Bribery for ‘good intention’ should not be considered a crime   Oneindia.com
February 18, 2015
New Delhi, Feb 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, throughout his electioneering, sought votes to curb widespread corruption and bribery in the government offices, but if reports are to be believed then Law Commission has come up with a recommendation that might promote bribery.…

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