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whistleblower

a person, usually an employee, who reveals information, which he is contractually obliged to keep secret, because of an overriding public interest. The principle was recently introduced into the UK by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, which has, for example, resulted in an accountant who was dismissed for exposing financial irregularities of his manager to the company headquarters in the USA being awarded not that much short of £300,000.
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It will also strengthen the check and balance mechanism in all spheres of public dealings including the judicial utilization of hard earned public resources, he said this while presiding over a meeting of the select committee on proposed whistle blower act at the Provincial Assembly Secretariat here.
She revealed that the sex-for-flight whistle blowers were given only a minimal amount of allowance from the government ranging from P200 to P650.
Ms Harney added: "These new whistle blower provisions should encourage a culture of openness and accountability throughout the health services so that employees can report any concerns they may have in relation to their workplace.
She had become a whistle blower to try to stop an ``illegal war``.
Seeing whistle blowers on the cover of a national magazine is odd, though.
She pointed out: 'It can be difficult to spot cartels from the outside and whistle blowers will play a crucial role.
The Liberal government promised to create legislation to protect whistle blowers before the 1993 election.
The Project on Government Oversight (POGO), a government watchdog group that supports whistle blowers, was late to the oil royalty game.
Second, we formulate and test a set of hypotheses using archival data from a recent survey of federal employees, some of whom are whistle blowers. Finally, we discuss the implications of this research for public managers and scholars.
And, of course, some whistle blowers may actually be acting out of self-interest (Weber, 1995).
To make these amendments to the Act, the Government introduced the Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in the Lok Sabha on 11th May, 2015 which has been passed by the Lok Sabha on 13th May, 2015 and the said Bill is presently before the Rajya Sabha.
Now the Financial Services Authority wants us all to become potential whistle blowers, with such a developed sense of awareness of our responsibility to society that if we see wrongdoing at work we report it.