Hazardous Job of Whistle Blowing in India


Whistle blowing is a very hazardous job in this planet. This is particularly true for India. Here, whistle blowing is a prima-facie crime due to vast acceptance of corruption amongst above poverty line (APL) class.

Indian minds are set for giving something to powerful sahiblog whether they are gods, god-men, king, officers and others. Indians are used to say their gods, do this and then I will offer you this and that. For Indian, governments are shrines, where they go with open wallets. For every ‘god men their’ they donate few notes charitably. This mindset is so deep rooted that neither party feels it as immoral, unjust, illegal and anti-social.  Therefore, no one complain.

Receiving bribe is pious duty of Indian position holders. They do it at every opportunity. During initial years of independence, corruption was not so socially accepted. Later on, with decreasing morality, it gained wide acceptance. Indian law become a handy tool of position holders due to corrupt practices prevalent.  Now, position holders think they are unquestionably free to play with law of land and its subjects alike.

Hence, bribe and all corrupt practices are socially accepted ‘personal’ matter between benefactor and recipient. None can question. Generally accepted truth is, only a person who was not adequately shared in bribe money may question it or fools can complaint against.

Whistle blower is a person who makes noise about alleged dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government department, a public or private organization, or a company due to his mental illness. Whistle blowing, in India is not a curable disease and liable to be punished in minor cases, by social boycott, or elimination.

In India, as a matter of usual practice, opposition parties demand high level probe and government agencies cite their ‘overburden’ to probe the matter. Indian media is also neglecting such instance due to no market value of news and news related to protection of whistle blower and probe into the elimination of a whistle blower. Therefore, India failed to enact any law for protection of whistle blower or penalize culprits.

It is common understanding that political parties in particular and executives, judiciary and media in general do not want any such law because they all runs on corrupt practices to a very large scale.

We are consecutively fails to build a public opinion against corruption and in favour of transparent honest practices.

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One response to “Hazardous Job of Whistle Blowing in India

  1. It is a nice attempt to wake hibernating government on the issue.
    After the death of satendra dubey, vide Office Order No. 33/5/2004 dated 17th May, 2004, GOI has has authorised the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as the ‘Designated Agency’ to receive written complaints for disclosure on any allegation of corruption or misuse of office and recommend appropriate action.
    The jurisdiction of the Commission has been restricted to any employee of the Central Government or of any corporation established by or under any Central Act, government companies, societies or local authorities owned or controlled by the Central Government. Personnel employed by the State Governments and activities of the State Governments or its Corporations etc. will not come under the purview of the Commission.
    The details of the circular can be had at http://www.cvc.nic.in
    The Commission received 377 complaints from whistle blowers during 2009 (Annual Report 2009).
    Further, The Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Persons Making the Disclosures Bill, 2010 was introduced in Loksabha on 26th august, 2010 but agony prolongs as still it is not an enactment.

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