The protection to the people who divulge critical info about crimes of extremists and top brass in govt is indeed a salutary measure.
We have had many good Acts and Laws that gave us the Consumer Redressal Forums, the RTI commissions, etc enabling people to access justice, demand transparency etc in the past. In this line, the current effort also shall be a milestone. Particularly in view of increasing terror and militant activity across the country, high level corruptions etc, a law of this nature would be highly useful.
But it is onething to have salutary institutions and quite another to have them function the way intended in law. Experience has shown how an Election Commision can greatly control the malpractices in elections or how even highest judiciary can be brought under RTI provisions etc. But the funcitoning of some autonomous police bodies have not been enjoying high credibility in recent years!
Also we see how a judge himself under charges of some wrong, sits in judgement over the alleged wrong of a state police! Or another chief judge of a state under allegations of corrupt practices refuses to lay down office and the apex court is unable to persuade him to come clean first before sitting in a solemn post!
Any salutary action sans the grit to have it perform the intended function, free from political or other interference, is not going to be useful and shall remain more as ornamental or as a blemish over time!
So how elated you are about this great Bill? Or, despite all the vagaries of political interests interfering with statutory bodies, you still hope that a Bill of this nature may still hold some hope, if a person of the grit of a Seshan happens to adorn it? Or when a more conscientious govt comes to power? or things like that!
After all hope is life. Share with us friends, something good, something to be warned against, to temper our great hopes, so we may get posted with the pros and cons of the Bill when it becomes an Act, with all the great promises we read about its contents in papers !