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Secretariat employees asked to ensure biometric attendance ‘without fail’

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Srinagar: The government on Thursday asked all employees of civil secretariat to mark biometric attendance twice a day, at the time of entry and exit, without fail.
“In order to ensure punctuality and attendance in Civil Secretariat, Biometric Attendance System has been mandated from time to time with the ultimate objective of better delivery of public services. The employees are expected to mark their attendance at the time of entry into Secretariat office as well as at the time of their exit. Installation of biometric attendance system has been completed in every department of Civil Secretariat,” the government said in a circular issued here.
As per the circular, administrative secretaries of various departments have been asked to review adherence to instructions at regular intervals and ensure strict compliance that all employees of civil secretariat mark biometric attendance twice a day (both at the time of entry and exit) without fail. “Payment of salary or wages in favour of the government employees of any category for the month of May 2019 onwards will be linked with their biometric attendance report,” the circular said.
Administrative secretaries have been asked to ensure that the concerned DDOs will release salaries only on the basis of biometric attendance report as furnished by the nodal officers of every department. “The Biometric attendance applies to all the employees, including contractual /consolidated/casual workers or any other types of person drawing wages in any form from public exchequer.”
The controlling officers and DDOs will ensure that the record of approved leaves and tours is uploaded onto the biometric attendance system regularly, it said. “The Administrative Secretaries of various departments shall ensure installation of additional number of biometric devices if needed and nominate Nodal Officers for daily monitoring of Biometric attendance and compliance with the above instructions.”


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