Aadhaar enabled system to keep check on attendance

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Jamshedpur, Feb 26: Chief Secretary R.S. Sharma today suggested that the Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) should be put in place at the field offices of Districts, Sub-Divisions and Blocks. He said that AEBAS is a fool proof system which is very effective in bringing disciplined employee attendance.

Speaking at a meeting with the officials of the I T department at the Project Building, the Chief Secretary said that the AEBAS serves as a valid proof of the presence of the employees and is a strong tool of accountability and transparency for the government and the public. Secretaries of different departments were also present at the meeting.

He said at present in the field offices at remote locations it was difficult to monitor regular presence of employee’s as anyone can mark attendance at will, even in backdate.

The Chief Secretary said that there was need to bring in a system re-engineering reform which would eliminate the age old system of paper attendance in the form of register and have a computerized database with full audit trail without the need of maintenance of huge chunks of paper.

IT Principal Secretary N.N. Sinha at the meeting said that Biometric system is workable on multiple platforms and on Laptops, Desktops and even Tablets.

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