Aadhaar-based biometric attendance systems for central government employees will be fully operational by the end of this month. The system will be be a revolutionary step towards monitoring and tracking the work of government officials.
"The biometric attendance system for central employees will be fully functional by the end of this month," Information Technology Secretary Ram Sevak Sharma told PTI.
According to Sharma, the attendance of the employees can be tracked through a website, attendence.gov.in, which would be fully operational by the month-end. The site is modelled on the lines of similar websites of the Jharkhand government and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology.. The Jharkhand government’s attendance website gives the total number of employees present on the given day, along with graphical representations of “real-time attendance” and statistics on the percentage of people logging into office during different time slots, giving an idea of how many officials come to office during the designated timings. Further, a search for any registered employee yields complete details, along with the employee’s attendance/leave status.
The website is expected to bring more transparency as it would provide and update information about central government employees on real-time basis.
Under the new attendance system, the employees would be able to mark their attendance using biometric reading devices in various government offices.
It will facilitate employees mark their attendance at other central offices also which would help the government to track their movements.
According to the information available on the attendance web portal, as many as 163 central government organisations have registered themselves for the same.
At present, as many as 1,816 biometric attendance devices are operational in various central government offices. There are around 43,000 registered users (employees), out of which 18,262 are Aadhaar verified.