After receiving the notice from the Central Information Commission, government discloses on Wednesday who has developed the Aarogya Setu app.
The conflict started with a statement made by the National Informatics Centre in response to an RTI that they do not have any information about the Aaragya Setu makers. Then Central Information Commission serves a notice to show why the government should not face action for “prima facie obstruction of information.”
Even though the Aaragya Setu app public domain denotes that the app was developed with the collaboration of the National Information Centre and the Information technology Ministry.
Now the government issues après release and said, “The Aarogya Setu app was developed in a record time of around 21 days, to respond to the exigencies of the Pandemic with Lockdown restrictions only for the objective of building a Made in India Contact Tracing App with the best of Indian minds from Industry, Academia, and Government, working round the clock to build a robust, scalable and secure app.”