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Whistleblowing is one of the most effective ways to detect and prevent corruption and malpractices. Elaborate.

Topic: Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information

7. Whistleblowing is one of the most effective ways to detect and prevent corruption and malpractices. Elaborate.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2022 Secure.

Key demand of the question: Explain in detail the act of whistle blower and how it can have both perspectives.

Directive word: 

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Explain what is whistle blowing.

Body:

Explain What are the moral and ethical justification of whistleblowing – whistleblowing is morally required when it is required at all; people have a moral obligation to prevent serious harm to others if they can do so with little costs to themselves. Give examples to justify your points.

Conclusion:

Conclude by stressing on the need of whistle-blower protection