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Aarogya Setu’s organisational chart included govt officials, pvt volunteers, as per MEITY memo from April

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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) had appointed the Director General of National Informatics Centre (NIC) Dr Neeta Verma as the “Mission Chief” of the entire Aarogya Setu system, a MEITY office memorandum dated April 8 reveals. The same memo names Vikalp Sahni, co-founder of Goibibo and Rahul Goyal, senior vice president of Goibibo, as the “MMT – Volunteers – Technology & Operations” who executed the app and coordinated with the team of engineers to manage operations. Goibibo had merged with MakeMyTrip (MMT) in 2018. This office memorandum, with the subject “Organisational chart for the functioning of Aarogya Setu app and its platform ecosystem”, has not been released by the government or any of its bodies. Last week, the Central Information Commission, had hauled up the chief public information officers of National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) for providing evasive replies to RTIs related to Aarogya Setu." In an update to the April 8 memo, on April 28, MEITY made National e-Governance Division (NeGD) President and CEO Abhishek Singh responsible for the media strategy related to the app, it promotion and its content and creatives. Here is the complete organisation chart, as it existed at the time: Dr Neeta Verma, Director General of NIC — Mission Chief for the entire ecosystem S. Mani, Deputy Director General of NIC — Project Head. Readers may remember that Mani was named the Grievance Officer in the Privacy Policy of the app. Lalitesh Katragadda — Chief…

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