The Lok Sabha has already approved the Bill. Once approved in the Rajya Sabha, the bill will have to be again approved by the Lok Sabha for final consent of Parliament.
The whistleblower bill also seeks to set up a mechanism to encourage persons to disclose information on corruption and willful misuse of power by public servants, including ministers.
The amendment prohibits disclosure affecting the sovereignty and integrity of the country. It also bars disclosure of information which could compromise strategic, scientific and economic interests of the country and affect foreign relations.