Govt orders biometric attendance in all offices

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 22: In order to ensure punctuality in the Government offices/ establishments, Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary today ordered implementation of Biometric Attendance System with immediate effect.
According to the order for all Government employees/ persons drawing salary, wages, honorarium etc, no salary or wages would be drawn in favour of the Government employees of any category for the month of June 2018 onwards unless they have enrolled themselves in Biometric System (Aadhar not mandatory).
The above order applies also to all the PSU employees, contractual/ consolidated/casual workers or any other type of persons drawing wages in any form from the public exchequer.
It will be the duty of the concerned DDOs to ensure enrolment before 30th June, 2018 and furnish a certificate for the same along the salary/wage bill presented in the Treasury, without which the Treasury Officers are directed not to entertain any’ salary/ sage bill.
From 22nd June, 2018 onwards, the marking of attendance in the system would be compulsory for all categories of employees and wage earners. Only after the scrutiny of monthly attendance, the DDOs would prepare salary/wage bill and certificate would accordingly be furnished along with the bill to the Treasuries concerned.
The Administrative Secretaries/ HoDs/DDOs of various Departments/Corporations shall ensure installations of desktop based (low cost) Biometric Attendance System/ Machines in their respective offices at an earliest by purchasing the same at DGS&D rates or through GeM Portal out of OEI’ Machinery and Equipment’ Head.
Information Technology Department and NIC Centres in each district are directed to provide necessary guidance and support for its implementation.
All officers/ employees are also directed not to leave their place of posting either on tour or for personal reasons without written permission from their respective Heads of offices. Any violation thereof will automatically attract disciplinary proceedings.
All Administrative Secretaries and HoDS within their Departments and Deputy Commissioners in their respective jurisdictions shall be responsible for full compliance of the above instructions.


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