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An Act to establish a mechanism to receive complaints relating to disclosure on any allegation of corruption or wilful misuse of power or wilful misuse of discretion against any public servant and to inquire or cause an inquiry into such disclosure and to provide adequate safeguards against victimisation of the person making such complaint and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto


Section 1 Short title, extent and commencement

Section 2 Provisions of this Act not to apply to Special Protection Group

Section 3 Definitions

Section 4 Requirement of public interest disclosure

Section 5 Powers and functions of Competent Authority on receipt of public interest disclosure

Section 6 Matters not to be inquired by Competent Authority

Section 7 Powers of Competent Authority

Section 8 Certain matters exempt from disclosure

Section 9 Superintendence of Competent Authority over appropriate machinery

Section 10 Competent Authority to take assistance of police authorities, etc., in certain cases

Section 11 Safeguards against victimisation

Section 12 Protection of witnesses and other persons

Section 13 Protection of identity of complainant

Section 14 Power to pass interim orders

Section 15 Penalty for furnishing incomplete or incorrect or misleading comments or explanation or report

Section 16 Penalty for revealing identity of complainant

Section 17 Punishment for false or frivolous disclosure

Section 18 Punishment to Head of Department in certain cases

Section 19 Offences by companies

Section 20 Appeal to High Court

Section 21 Bar of jurisdiction

Section 22 Bar of jurisdiction

Section 23 Report on disclosures

Section 24 Protection of action taken in good faith

Section 25 Power of Central Government to make rules

Section 26 Power of State Government to make rules

Section 27 Power to make regulations

Section 28 Notification and rules to be laid before Parliament

Section 29 Notification issued and rules made by State Government to be laid before State Legislature

Section 30 Power to remove difficulties

Section 31 Repeal and savings

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