Babus reminded to install biometric devices in depts

Chief Secretary of the Delhi administration Sanjay Kumar Srivastava has asked all the department heads to install biometric attendance devices in their offices as soon as possible to maintain punctuality in government departments. 

The order regarding this was issued by the former Aam Aadmi Party government.“Former Law Minister Somnath Bharti had ordered installation of such machines.

The process was halted after resignation of former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Many senior bureaucrats were also deployed for the parliamentary elections in Delhi. Now as the polls are over, every official will have to report to their mother branch. The Chief Secretary has asked them for a quick reaction on the circular,” a senior Delhi government official said.

The head of departments have been asked to provide the number of biometric machines to be installed at the entry gates.

“This will ensure punctuality in government offices. The general administration and the information technology department will look after the entire biometric system. The administrative department is also working on penalties against employees who do not work properly according to their shifts. The late-comers may lose a half day casual leave. We are exploring other options as well,” the official said.

Monitoring of nodal offices, satellite offices and camp offices of different departments will be done by the head of departments. 

Outdoor employees like DTC drivers, conductors and Class-IV officials will have to mark their attendance before leaving for their outdoor duty.

Contractual employees

However, for contractual employees, who are in thousands in government offices, the old attendance system will be followed.  

“After receiving confirmation from all the departments, the government will soon float a tender for biometric machines. The entire system is likely to be installed by the end of this year. But the pace of work will also depend on the new government of the capital,” the official added.

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