recent At the time, there was a storm of criticism when the news titled 'Cost of Tk 90 Crore in the development of vaccine related app' was published in the media. When asked about the matter in this context, Palak said on Tuesday (January 12) that the news of spending money is completely false and baseless.
Besides, he said, no money will be spent to make the app. We have a database software already built. We will build a 'security platform' on that database. That will be the app. The programmers working in the ICT department (in-house programmers) will develop the app.
The work will be done using our own manpower, office, source. As a result, no money will be spent for this. Because we have not mandated any person or organization to develop the app. He came to the office in the morning and inquired about the matter. He confirmed that no one in his office had disclosed such information. He felt that such news was done to hinder a good initiative (vaccination).
ICT department has a software called Central Aid Management (CAM). The software was developed by a team of programmers from the ICT department. Through that software, financial assistance has been delivered to 50 lakh families of the country during the Corona period.
This cam software works from the backend. The money was received by the beneficiaries through mobile financial services such as Cash, Bikash etc. It is said that the app will be developed using that platform.
He said, we have been told by the Prime Minister's office that a database is ready and it has been tested. As a result, using that database to create a security platform. He said, in order to give the vaccine, the recipient must have various information and data (name, address, age, etc.). A lot of information has to be cross-checked. Therefore, the platform will be a necessity. We will use 'Security Platform'. The construction of the app will be completed as soon as possible.
Palak said, it is said that the construction cost of the app is 90 crore rupees. Who will give this money - he asked. He said, ministers, state ministers can spend up to 50 crore rupees. 90 crores of purchase will have to go to the Purchase Committee.