Biometric attendance: Defence Ministry officials top defaulter list

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New Delhi, Feb 1: The Defence Ministry has topped the list of government organisations whose employees have defaulted in marking their attendance through Aadhaar-enabled biometric system.

Most of the employees of 27 departments and organisations affiliated to the Defence Ministry and nine each from Finance, and Information and Broadcasting Ministries have not been marking their attendance through the electronic system introduced by the NDA government.

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In light of this, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has, in an order, asked department heads to direct their employees to mark attendance on biometric systems.

A data on employees of 169 central government offices marking and not-marking their attendances has also been issued with the DoPT order.

The data, which has been prepared by the Department of Information and Technology, showed that none out of the 540 employees of DRDO was marking attendance.

The attendance number is zero for Engineer-in-Chief having 746 employees, Additional Directorate General Personnel Services with 150 strength and History Division with a staff strength of 20.

All these departments function under the Ministry of Defence. Of the total of 736 registered employees in DoPT, only 576 were marking their attendances, it said.

A total of 2133, 761, 750 employees of Railways, Department of Revenue and Niti Ayog (though the list mentioned office name as Planning Commission) respectively were marking their attendance electronically.


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