picture credits: zeenews.inida.com
The Central Information Commission (CIC) issued a show-cause notice on Tuesday, to the Chief Public Information Officers (CPIOs), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and National Informatics Centre (NIC). The notice sent was pertaining to "prima facie obstruction of information and providing an evasive reply" on an RTI application related to Aarogya Setu App.
The development came by a complaint filed by one Saurav Das regarding the same. According to the RTI body, both the National Informatics Centre and the IT ministry denied knowledge and were unable to explain anything regarding the creator of the app and other essential information. Remarking the situation as "extremely preposterous", the Commission directed all three CPIOs of MeITY, NeGD and NIC, to remain present before it on November 24, 2020, to show cause as to why action should not be initiated against them under Section 20 (Penalty for failure to supply information without any reasonable cause) of the RTI Act.