The National Informatics Centre, which is responsible for all government Websites & Mobile Applications, has said that it has no information about who has created the Aarogya Setu app & How it has been created.
This came into news after a complaint filed by one Saurav Das who claimed to have approached the NIC, NeGD, and the ministry of electronics and information technology to know some details about the Application in which the authorities replied it doesn’t hold any information to app’s creation.
None of the CPIOs were able to explain anything regarding who created the App, where are the files, and the same is extremely preposterousCentral Information Commission Stated
CIC has also filed a show-cause notice to different authorities on why penalties should not be imposed.
The Commission directs the above-mentioned CPIOs to appear before the bench on 24.11.2020 at 01.15 pm to show cause as to why action should not be initiated against them under Section 20 of the RTI Act.
The CPIOs are also directed to send a copy of all supporting documents upon which they choose to rely upon during the hearing. The said documents are sent to the Commission at least five days prior to the hearing via link paper.CIC
What is Aarogya Setu?
Araogya Setu, a contact tracing application developed by the government to trace people affected by COVID-19. This application is in use by many Citizens as it encouraged by the Government. This Application was also compulsory to install for All Govt. & Army personnel.
Aarogya Setu was also facing issues regarding the user’s privacy in past, You can read out all related articles Here.
Consider this as the irresponsible nature of the Authority or the negligence of the personnel concerned, the problems related to the application should be solved as soon as possible as it has millions of users’ data at stake.