MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –
Source: Chamber of Deputies of Chile
The Defense Commission of the Chamber of Deputies approved the idea of legislating the project, originated in motion, which includes in the norm that protects the official who denounces irregularities and faults at the beginning of probity, to the personnel of the Armed Forces (bulletin 12.211) .
Specifically, the initiative seeks to raise the levels of probity and transparency, safeguarding the integrity and labor supply of the complainant, as stated by deputy Maya Fernández (PS), co-author of the regulations.
The parliamentarian recalled that “there have been cases where officials who have reported acts of corruption have ended up being sanctioned by the institution, which clearly does not apply. We have to protect those who want to make the facts transparent and see, in addition, which would be the best complaint mechanisms ”.
Along the same lines, deputy Álvaro Carter (UDI) stated that, many times, “the reverential fear cousin, because nobody wants to lose their job or be punished for reporting; what we want is for the person to have the peace of mind that he will be protected and that this complaint will be processed ”.
The regulations, in the first constitutional process, also seek to standardize the current regulations, which vary according to each institution, as indicated by the deputy Leonidas Romero (RN), who explained that “there is a lot of disparity and differences between what is regulated by the Army, the Air Force and the Navy, so we have to combine criteria and have only one regulation.”
The Commission will now focus on the analysis of the articles of the norm, particularly to define, if appropriate or not, that an external body channels the complaints; instance proposed by some parliamentarians, would have a role similar to that of the Comptroller, compared to other public distributions.
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