CIC issues show-cause notices against Ministry Of Electronics, NIC, And NeGD after they reveal that they Have No Information About Who Created the Arogya Sethu App and how

28 oct 2020

CIC issues show-cause notices against Ministry Of Electronics, NIC, And NeGD after they reveal that they Have No Information About Who Created the Arogya Sethu App and how

On Tuesday, the Central Information Commission issued show-cause notices to the CPIOs, Ministry of Electronics, National Informatics Centre, NeGD as to why they shouldn't have a penalty imposed on them for obstruction of information and giving misleading replies on an RTI application by Saurav Das related to the Aarogya Setu app.
Information Commissioner Vanaja N. Sarna has ordered the NIC to explain as to how it does not have any information regarding who made the app and where the files are, even though the website mentions that the platform was designed, developed, and hosted by it.
NIC and CPIO also need to explain why the website was allowed to use the domain name gov.in when there was no information about the app.