Aarogya Setu’s developers have made the entire list of contributors public on GitHub, along with source code of the Android version of the app. It includes government and industry/academia “leaders”, many of whom had come out in the public for their involvement with the app as advisors, such as Lalitesh Katragadda, Deep Kalra and Rahul Matthan, and public and private contributors who have similarly made their contributions to the app public in different fora. All government contributors are from the National Informatics Centre. We have learnt that each of the 34 industry contributors (separate from industry leaders) is either from 1mg or MakeMyTrip (MMT and Goibibo merged in 2016): 13 are from Goibibo, 10 are from MakeMyTrip (one of them left MMT in April), 4 from 1mg and 1 from NITI Aayog. We could not find details for 6 of the contributors, though one of them is from Go-MMT. Jaydeep Dutta, Senior Vice President (UX Design) at MakeMyTrip, in a previous webinar, had clarified that he is a private volunteer, and in an interview with MediaNama in April, Arnab Kumar, the then Program Director of Frontier Technologies at NITI Aayog, who has been spearheading the project, had said that all private individuals who are contributing to this project are doing so in their personal capacity. Prashant Tandon, the co-founder of 1mg, had categorically denied the involvement of the company in the development of Aarogya Setu when the app was launched on April 2. Similarly, when we had reached out to MakeMyTrip…
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