Aarogya Setu Creator Mystery: CIC Show-cause Notices to CPIOs
A showcase notification has been provided by the Central Information Commission (CIC) to four CPIOs to prevent information from being prima facie and to provide an evasive response to an RTI seeking information about the Aarogya Setu App.
The CPIO, National Information Commission (NIC) was directed by the commission to submit written submissions to provide detailed information regarding their role in creating the website https://aarogyasetu.gov.in/ with the domain name gov.in.
Informal Commissioner Vanaja N. Sarna issued the order for Saurav Das’ application for RTI, which sought a true copy of all files relating to the creation of the Aarogya Setu App, including its sources, businesses, file notes, minutes of the meetings held during the production of the app and laws regulating the creation of the app and other related material.
The complainant argued that the NIC had not given the information because it said, “we do not hold the information” relating to the development of the App.
After hearing the averments by all parties involved and also the NIC of the CPIO, the Commission reported that “the denial by all the authorities concerned of information is unacceptable.”
President Ram Nath Kovind Suspends DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Yogesh Tyagi with Immediate Effect
The Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Yogesh Tyagi is being suspended under the orders of the President, according to officials from the Ministry of Education. The Deputy Chancellor of the University of Delhi Yogesh Tyagi was appointed on 10 March 2016.
Besides, Tyagi was not discharging the duties and obligations under the University Act as vice-chancellor at the University of Delhi. While the Minister has given a clear message that the teaching positions will be filled in time, the process of filling the vacancies has been postponed.
Plea in Supreme Court to Re-open all Anganwadi Centres to Supplement Nutrition for Women and Children
The Central Government said to the Supreme Court that the Anganwadis were doing a good job and every two weeks, even during a pandemic, helped children with added nutrition.
The Bench had informed the Center, the State and the Union Territory of its responses and sent a full affidavit during the lockout time to the Centre.
The petitioner argued that all the Anganwadi centers in the country had suddenly stopped service, and weak, pregnant women and nursing children were left untouched and thus sought a way for the Centre, all States, and UTs to track children’s development, to record their growth following the pandemic. The petitioner had also sought a direction to the Centre, states, and UTs to provide hot cooked meals, take-home rations in consonance with the provisions of the National Food Security Act, 2013 as well as the Supplementary Nutrition Rules, 2020. The bench has listed the matter for hearing after two weeks.
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