Aarogya Setu, the bridge to liberation from the disease, adopted from Sanskrit. This an Indian open-source COVID–19 “contact tracing, syndromic mapping, and self-assessment” digital service, primarily a mobile app, developed by the National Informatics Centre under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). In a detailed report, the government said that they have no idea who created the Aarogya Setu app.
The app reached more than 100 million installs in 40 days. The source code was made public to encounter growing privacy and security concerns on May 26.
Aarogya Setu uses contact tracing to record details of all the people you may have come in contact with, as you go about your normal activities. If anyone of them, at a later point in time, tests positive for COVID-19, you are immediately informed and proactive medical intervention is arranged for you.
Who created the Arogya Setu App?
If we go through the website of Aarogya Setu it says that the app was developed by National Informatics Centre and the Information Technology ministry but various ministries have given evasive answers to a RTI query who created the Aarogya Setu app.
Denial of information by authorities cannot be acceptedthe top RTI body said
This comes directly from the National Informatics Centre (NIC) that they have no information about the app developers. The issue was resolved yesterday after Mr Abhishek Singh, CEO of MyGov and Digital India Corporation issued a clarification.
Mr Singh mentioned this app is developed by the National Informatics Centre and Information Technology Ministry in a private partnership. In association with the country’s best mind. He also stated that a detailed press release will be issued.
Following RTI and complained issued by Sourav Das regarding the National informatics Centre, National E-Governance Division (NeGD) and Ministry for not providing proper information about the creation of Arogya Setu App and the government department involved and other information of its creation.