Aarogya Setu app has become open source for developers as the government looks to quell the privacy and surveillance concerns. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Monday issued a notice, stating the code for the Arogya Setu Android app has been uploaded on GitHub and will be available for tinkering by developers.

Aarogya Setu becomes the first government product in the world to be made open source. The bug bounty programme is aimed at encouraging the Indian developer community to find security flaws in the app and get rewarded Rs 1 lakh.

The programme has been organised by the MyGov team, which looks after the delivery of the government’s digital programmes to citizens via apps. There is an additional Rs 1 lakh bounty for suggesting improvements in the Aarogya Setu app, the ministry said.

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