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Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011

Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Provisions of this Act not to apply to Special Protection Group
3 Definitions
Chapter II Public Interest Disclosure
4 Requirement of public interest disclosure
Chapter III Inquiry in Relation to Public Interest Disclosure
5 Powers and functions of Competent Authority on receipt of public interest disclosure
6 Matters not to be inquired by Competent Authority
Chapter IV Powers of Competent Authority
7 Powers of Competent Authority
8 Certain matters exempt from disclosure
9 Superintendence of Competent Authority over appropriate machinery
10 Competent Authority to take assistance of police authorities, etc., in certain cases
Chapter V Protection to the Persons Making Disclosure
11 Safeguards against victimisation
12 Protection of witnesses and other persons
13 Protection of identity of complainant
14 Power to pass interim orders
Chapter VI Offences and Penalties
15 Penalty for furnishing incomplete or incorrect or misleading comments or explanation or report
16 Penalty for revealing identity of complainant
17 Punishment for false or frivolous disclosure
18 Punishment to Head of Department in certain cases
19 Offences by companies
20 Appeal to High Court
21 Bar of jurisdiction
22 Court to take cognizance
Chapter VII Miscellaneous
23 Report on disclosures
24 Protection of action taken in good faith
25 Power of Central Government to make rules
26 Power of State Government to make rules
27 Power to make regulations
28 Notification and rules to be laid before Parliament
29 Notification issued and rules made by State Government to be laid before State Legislature
30 Power to remove difficulties
31 Repeal and savings

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