Developing Code of Ethics for Indian Industry

Developing ‘Code of Ethics’(CoE) for Indian industry is all about synthesizing the present situation in the eyes of ethical and non-ethical subjects that arise in a business environment. The study attempts to understand the range and quantity of ethical issues that reflect the interaction of profit-maximizing behavior with non-economic concerns of an Industry.

Ministry of Corporate Affairs – Strategic Plan

To be responsive and sensitive to changes in the business environment and suitably formulate and modify corporate laws and regulations from time-to-time.

The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials

The bill was framed owing to the obligations undertaken being the signatory of United Nations Conventions Against Corruption. The Bill empowers the Central Government to enter into agreements with other countries (contracting states) for enforcing this law and for exchange of investigative information.

Status: Lapsed

The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Under the Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2014, any person may make a public interest disclosure against a public servant. Such disclosures are made before a Competent Authority. The Act specifies the Competent Authority for each category of public servant. For example, it would be the Prime Minister for a Union Minister; Speaker/Chairman for Members of Parliament; the Chief Justice of the High Court for district court judges, the Central or State Vigilance Commission for government servants. The Bill amends the Act to prohibit the disclosure of 10 categories of information to a Competent Authority.

Status: Passed by Lok Sabha

Resource Guide on Good Practices in the Protection of Reporting Persons

This Resource Guide is a product of the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), developed in line with the Thematic Programme entitled Action against Corruption, Economic Fraud and Identity-related Crimes (2012-2015).