At the same time, the High Court declined to stay the Aarogya Setu app or use of data collected through it, saying that there is informed consent of users
The high court was of the prima facie view that the November 24, 2020 order of CIC was clearly passed without according hearing to the RTI activist who has filed a complaint with the commission.
According to the circular, these establishments will have to ensure mandatory use of Aarogya Setu app by their every worker.
CIC had pulled up National Informatics Centre (NIC) for providing an "evasive reply" on Aarogya Setu app, and had issued show cause notice on the issue.
The statement came after a show cause notice issued by the CIC to Meity, NIC and National e-Governance Division (NeGD) for their failure to explain who created the app.
More than 6.6 million Bluetooth contacts have been traced and percentage positive of those who have tested is almost 27 per cent.
A slew of guidelines have been issued which include mandatory installation of the Aarogya Setu app on mobile phones of visitors seeking entry into the stadium, among others.
Covid-19 cases are swelling by the day, and most of us are on tenterhooks every time we open the front door of our homes to go out.
The Centre's submission came on a plea seeking to de-link from Aarogya Setu mobile app, the website -- www.aarogyasetumitr.in -- as it was acting as a marketing tool for e-pharmacies only.
With travelling procedure becoming time consuming, the metro rail system is also likely to increase frequency of its services to avoid overcrowding.
Hyderabadis will have to make a choice between protecting their privacy and satisfying their urge to shop as downloading Aarogya Setu app would be mandatory to enter most malls in the city.
The Karnataka High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Centre over a PIL challenging its guidelines for mandatory download of the Aarogya Setu app.
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All the visitors to these places have also been “advised” to use Aarogya Setu app but its usage has not been made mandatory.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant asserted that no other government in the world has been open source at this scale.
Contact tracing apps have been a crucial component of Covid-19 response in countries such as China, South Korea, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Israel.