Report No. 179
7.25 Protection of witnesses and other persons: (Proposed section 12).-
There are provisions in the US Whistle blowers Act, 1989 to protect witnesses and other assisting the inquiry so that the persons against whom complaints are made do not try to scuttle the inquiry or interfere with the witnesses and other persons assisting the inquiry. It is, therefore, necessary to protect the witness and other persons assisting the inquiry. With a view to ensure this protection, we make a provision in section 12 to the effect that the Competent Authority shall pass such orders granting adequate protection to the witnesses and other persons assisting the inquiry as may be necessary in the circumstance of the case.