[ap-intact] INFO: India gov’t mulls changes in anti-corruption laws

The India government is reportedly considering an amendment to the country’s Whistleblower Protection Act for the purpose of "strengthening safeguards against disclosures which may affect sovereignty and integrity of the country" but anti-corruption activists say the proposed change will weaken the fight against graft in sensitive sectors like the defence and various sensitive ministries. Read the story by Harish V. Nair, in India Today. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/whistleblower-law-modi-government-anti-corruption/1/428972.html

In another development, the Indian Government is considering amending the Prevention of Corruption Act, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley said against the backdrop of criminal cases being lodged against industry and decision-makers, stressing the need to differentiate between "errors and corruption" in bureaucratic decision making. Read the story in India TV News. http://www.indiatvnews.com/politics/national/govt-looking-at-amending-prevention-of-corruption-act-28028.html

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