New Delhi: The activist group National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) has demanded that the Whistleblowers Protection Bill, 2011, be discussed and approved by Parliament in the budget session that resumes on Monday.

The NCPRI has also suggested a list of amendments to the Bill, including a clearer definition of victimization, protection for persons other than the whistleblowers who provide relevant information, penalty for mala fide revelation of the identity of whistleblowers, a time limit for complaints and provision for filing anonymous complaints.

“Wherever an official is not given the right to express himself or herself in their legal position, then it is surely a case of victimization," Aruna Roy, NCPRI member and a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC), told reporters on Friday.

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