No money has been taken or withheld from harmed investors to pay whistleblower
According to the statement of object and reasons, the Bill is designed to establish Whistleblower
Protection and Vigilance Commission to provide a mechanism for whistleblower
information relating to corruption and protecting the whistleblowers
from disadvantageous measures including removal from office, disciplinary action anti intimidation etc.
'In order to give incentive to whistleblowers
, the bill provides rewards but also to discourage false information it also provides punishment for them,' according to statement of objects and reasons of the bill.
According to Tabib, "the number of women among whistleblowers
is lower than that of men, as women are more exposed to harassment than men".
"The problem is that whistleblowers
are not protected because no fundamental culture of respect for them exists."Office for the Protection of WhistleblowersThe newly-established Office for the Protection of Whistleblowers
, which will start operating this March, is to become an independent, nationwide state administration body.
"The absence of a law protecting whistleblowers
prevents citizens from coming forward to report wrongdoing in public service, in some cases it has led to the loss of lives," says the CIF, formerly known as Transparency International Cyprus.
Although there are many reasons why the IRS's whistleblower
program has fallen short of its potential, the IRS's own whistleblower
regulations bear some blame.
The report contained the recommendation for the country to have a whistleblower
law with provisions for handsome financial incentives to citizens who expose graft.
To help ensure that whistleblowers
are afforded proper protection and disclosure opportunities, the principles presentedin this paper serve as guidance for formulating new and improving existing whistleblower
(27) Section 7623(b)(1) stated that, assuming the other qualifications are met, the whistleblower
will "receive as an award at least 15 percent but not more than 30 percent of the collected proceeds (including penalties, interest, additions to tax, and additional amounts) resulting from the action (including any related actions) or from any settlement in response to such action." (28) The whistleblowers
argued that "collected proceeds" included the entire $74 million collected from the taxpayer, entitling them to a portion of the criminal fines and civil forfeitures imposed upon the taxpayers.
Actions by IRS whistleblowers
have helped to recover tax money that otherwise would have been lost to fraud, according to Senator Charles Grassley (R.-Iowa), who in 2016 wrote into law provisions that improved the incentives for whistleblowers
to speak up.
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