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Protection to Whistle-blower


  1. No unfair treatment will be meted out to a Whistle-blower by virtue of his/her having submitted a Protected Disclosure under this Policy. The CIMA Group as a policy, condemn any kind of discrimination, harassment, victimisation, or any other unfair employment practice adopted against the Whistle-blower.

  2. If the Whistle-blower could prove that the Whistle-blower have been subjected to retribution, victimisation, or detriment due to this Policy, disciplinary action will be taken against the perpetrator.

  3. Protection will, therefore, be given to a Whistle-blower against any unfair practice like retaliation, threat or intimidation of termination / suspension of service, disciplinary action, transfer, demotion, refusal of promotion, or the like including any direct or indirect use of authority to obstruct the Whistle-blower’s right to continue to perform his/her duties including making further Protected Disclosure.

  4. If a Whistle-blower is required to give evidence in criminal or disciplinary proceedings, the CIMA Group will arrange for the Whistle-blower to receive advice about the procedure.

  5. Any other Employee or Members of the public assisting in the said investigation shall also be protected to the same extent as the Whistle-blower.

  6. Protection will be accorded by CIMA Group only when the Whistle-blower satisfies all of the following conditions:
    1. The Protected Disclosure was done in good faith;
    2. The Whistle-blower has reasonable grounds when reporting a wrongdoing;
    3. The Whistle-blower reasonably believes that the information or allegations he / she discloses are substantially true;
    4. The Whistle-blower is not acting for any personal gain; and
    5. The Whistle-blower has not communicated the disclosure to any other party outside the established reporting channels.

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