The government has ridden piggyback on a Supreme Court order declaring rummy as more of a game of skill than chance, to try and legalise the online gaming industry in India. The MeITy has also proposed a self-regulatory organisation on the lines of the Press Council of India for this industry sector.
The ministry statement said: “The names of all those associated with the development of the App and management of the App ecosystem at various stages was shared when the code was released in Open/Public Domain and the same was shared widely in media also.”
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has issued a show cause notice to four Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) for prima facie obstruction of information and providing an evasive reply on an RTI seeking information on the creation of the Aarogya Setu App.
The Delhi High Court has directed the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to look into the complaint of a petitioner alleging that a photograph of his deceased wife is being wrongly circulated on social media platforms depicting her as the Hathras tragedy victim.