The identity of whistle blowers is confidential as per Department of Personnel and Training’s Resolution dated 21st April, 2004. Therefore, data relating to whistle blowers killed is not maintained centrally. However, the Government has introduced a Bill for protection of whistle blowers which has been passed by the Lok Sabha on 27th December, 2011 as the “Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011” and is presently pending in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill provides for adequate safeguards against victimization of the person making disclosure on any allegation of corruption or willful misuse of power or willful misuse of discretion against any public servant. It is also provided that if the Competent Authority is of the opinion that either the complainant or public servant or the witnesses, etc. need protection, the Competent Authority shall issue appropriate directions to the concerned Government authorities (including police) which shall take necessary steps, through its agencies, to protect such complainant or public servant or persons concerned.
This was stated by Shri V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in written reply to a question by Shri Ambeth Rajan in the Rajya Sabha today.