The Central Data Fee (CIC) has demanded an evidence from the Nationwide Informatics Centre (NIC) concerning why the federal government physique has no info concerning who designed, developed and hosted the Aarogya Setu utility.
A report by Stay Legislation as indicated the at CIC has issued show-cause notices CPIOs, Ministry of Electronics, Nationwide Informatics Centre, NeGD concerning why these our bodies failed to reply to an RTI on time and why they need to be exempt from the prescribed penalty underneath part 20 of the RTI Act.
The CIC got here into motion after the NIC, NeGD and MeitY did not furnish info concerning the creation and improvement of the Aarogya Setu app via an RTI. Based on the complainant, Saurav Das, the RTI was filed with the NIC which categorically acknowledged that it “doesn’t maintain any info” concerning the creation of the applying. The authorities at NIC then transferred the question to different associated our bodies which additionally did not elicit a response on time.
The federal government our bodies in query have been pulled up by the CIC for such an evasive response to the complainant.
As a result of delay and lack of any info concerning the event and creation of Aarogya Setu utility, the CCI has requested MeITY, NeGD and NIC to stay current earlier than it on 24 November to elucidate why the federal government our bodies shouldn’t be penalized for the given response.