The Union Ministry for Electronics and Information Technology had in June 2020 banned quite a few popular Chinese applications amidst the border tensions with China in Eastern Ladakh. CamScanner was one of them – it is used to scan documents through mobile phones. People across the country had diligently followed this directive and opted for readily available alternatives, but Gujarat’s young and suave Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi is still stuck with the good old CamScanner – banned or not.
Sanghavi recently shared a few screenshots of a document on his social media platform related to the Republic Day celebrations. The documents were scanned with none other than CamScanner.
Harsh Sanghavi, who has studied up to standard 9 in Surat’s TNTV School, was made a minister of state in the first Bhupendra Patel Government with eight portfolios, including home, police housing, disaster management, sports, youth and cultural activities, NRI, excise and prohibition, border security and prisons.
But Gujarat’s 37-year-old MoS (Home) is not the only one who has been using CamScanner after it was banned. The Delhi Police had in January 2021 admitted to having “inadvertently” used this banned app. When a Twitter handle called @thelegalsquad noticed that a few documents shared by the official handle of Delhi Police have been scanned through CamScanner, the user filed a PIL against this. In response, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Central Delhi, said: “It was inadvertently done. We are rectifying it. Thanks for sharing.”