An electronic surveillance system to keep track of punctuality of government officials will become fully operational by the month end as part of Narendra Modi Government’s efforts to discipline employees.
Online trial run of the live biometric attendance system (BAS) have begun and attendance of over 50,000 employees from 148 departments can be viewed online. The system uses fingerprints to ensure that employees physically turn up and do not use proxies.
“BAS for central employees will be fully functional by the end of this month,” Dep Secretary Ram Sevak Sharma informed.
The website, attendance.gov.in, is hooked up to computers in government offices that will identify employees through their fingerprint and unique identity number (Aadhaar).
It displays a dynamic, real-time chart of how many people are at work. It is also possible check when an individual checks in and logs out of the system.
The programme is currently being implemented in the central government offices located in the national capital and will eventually expand to all central Government employees across the country.
Wall mounted bio-metric attendance terminals have been installed in government buildings. Government employees can mark their attendance in any of the buildings where biometric terminals are installed.
So far, over 50,000 employees have registered on the site, he said, adding that around 10,000 more are expected to join this month.
The system will start with tracking attendance of central government employees stationed in the national capital, he said.
According to the information available on the attendance web portal, as many as 148 central government organisations have registered themselves for the same.
So far, about 50,027 employees have registered on the portal, of the total 66,353 employees. Out of the registered users, 47,644 employees are Aadhaar verified
source : indianexpress.com
The central government has done away with a mandatory requirement of submitting boarding pass by their employees to claim Travelling Allowance (TA) for any official tours undertaken by them The difficulties have been expressed by various quarters in production of original boarding passes along with TA claims from time to time.
“The matter has been considered and it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority that in order to simplify the procedure of settlement of TA claims, the condition of submission of boarding pass along with settlement of TA claim is dispensed with,” the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in the Circular F.No. G-14019/2/13-Cash dated October 7, 2014 .
However, the officer concerned will have to attach an undertaking along with TA claims that the journey, as mentioned therein, has actually been performed by him or her, it said.“Other requirements, as per the established procedures will continue to be followed,” the order said.
In case of extreme doubt, the controlling officer may be asked to verify the genuineness of the claim, the DoPT said.
The employees have also been asked to purchase air tickets only from the authorised travel agent of this department i.E. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd and at the cheapest rates after comparing the available fare from the websites of travel agents of repute. “If cheaper rates are available directly from Air India, the same can also be bought,” it said
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M. Ramakrishna Srinivas Reddy (M R Srinivas), Superintendent, Hyderabad-IV Commissionerate expired yesterday evening in Hyderabad struggling from Oral cancer.
M R Srinivas born on 19-8-1971 has joined as Inspector in the Department on 18-10-1994 and was promoted to Superintendent Cadre on 10-7-2012. He was the topper of the 1994 batch.
M R Srinivas born and brought up Hyderabad did his school education in Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir, DD Colony, Hyderabad, pursued his degree in Nizam College, completed his MA (Geography) in Osmania University with JRF (NRSA).
His father is from Kadiri of Ananthapur Dist and is related to Shri M.V.Reddy,(IRS) Retired Chief Commissioner, CBEC.
MR Srinivas was an excellent human being. He was genial, intelligent, affable, silent and very cooperative.
MR Srinivas is survived by his wife and son who is studying 9th class.
We offer our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and pray to God to bestow on his family the courage and fortitude to bear with his loss.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.
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