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Central Information Commission Drops Show Cause Notice, Disposes of Complaint in Aarogya Setu RTI Case

Lawstreet Journal 30 Nov 2020 10:39pm

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A complainant, Saurav Das had filed an RTI Application seeking information from the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), the National e-Governance Division (NEGD), and the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology about the process of creation of the Aarogya Setu App and other information relating to it.

The main contention raised by the complainant was that the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), National e-Governance Division (NEGD), and Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology failed to provide any information asked in the RTI Application.

None of the Central Public Information Officers were able to explain anything as to who created the App, where are the files, and the same is extremely preposterous.

After hearing the complainant, the Commission took cognizance of the complaint u/s 18(f) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 and issued a show-cause notice vide its interim decision to the concerned CPIOs to explain why penalty u/s 20 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 should not be imposed on them for prima facie obstruction of information and providing an evasive reply.

The Central Public Information Officers, National Informatics Centre shall also submit written submissions detailing their role in the creation of the website (https://aarogyasetu.gov.in/) with the domain name gov. in. The Central Public Information Officer and National e-Governance Division shall also explain the delay of about 2 months in replying to the RTI application - the Commission said.

Shri D.K Sagar said in a statement that previously the matter was scattered in different sections but after the Central Information Commission’s order, the… Continue Reading...


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