Organising Committee of Human Rights Groups working in Odisha take opportunity to invite you to participate in the State-level Convention on “Whistle Blower Protection Act,2011” to be held at Jayadev Bhawan (Soochana Bhawan), Bhubaneswar on 8.7.14 at 10.30 AM.
Smt. Aruna Roy, eminent Social Activist and Sri Nikhil Dey, Convener of NCPRI ( National Campaign for People’s Right to Information) along with other dignitaries will address the convention.
As you know, 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 enquire into allegation of corruption or wilful misuse of power by Govt. officials in the country. The Act will be implemented after Rules being framed by Central Govt. and State Govt. It is believed that this law will positively be effective tool to provide protection from brutal attack, murder or charges of false cases to the persons exposing corruption, irregularities, malpractice in Govt. offices.
This workshop is part of our campaign initiative to sensitise various section of the people like Activists, Human Rights Defenders, RTI Activists about the Law and put pressure on Govt. to frame activist-friendly Rules in consonance of the Mother Act.