Who created Aarogya Setu app? There was report that National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has said that it has no information about who has created the Aarogya Setu app and how it has been created.
Its quiet genuine that the question “Who created Aarogya Setu app?” pops up in the minds.
As per the report, the Chief Information Commission had issued a show cause notice to various chief public information officers seeking a reply to an RTI application questioning the Covid-19 contact tracing app — Aarogya Setu app. The CIC also stated that the reply can’t be evasive.
Giving a clarification, the Government of India stated that Aarogya Setu App is a product of Government of India built in collaboration with the best of the minds of industry and academia.
Reportedly, the complaint was filed by Saurav Das who has claimed to have approached the NIC and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology seeking to know about the creation of the application. The Aarogya Setu has been downloaded by millions of people across India during the lockdown.
Meanwhile, the application has been mandated for people to enter restaurants, cinema halls, metro stations, as stipulated by the ministry of home affairs.
However, Das said that neither NIC nor the ministry had any data regarding the creation of the COVID-19 contact tracing app.
The CIC also asked the National Informatics Centre to explain why its name is there on the website while it does not have any information regarding the same.
Information Commissioner Vanaja N Sarna said that the Commission has directed the CPIO, NIC to explain this matter in writing as to how the website https://aarogyasetu.gov.in/ was created with the domain — gov.in.