Published On: Sun, Jan 4th, 2015

Aadhaar makes central government employees to work 20-minutes more per day

New Delhi: Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system was launched in September 2014, an analysis of the last three months show that central government employees are working nearly twenty minutes extra in office every day.

Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) Secretary is liable to provide the technical guidance for installing the Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system in all central government offices across the country.

Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) Secretary R S Sharma is liable to provide the technical guidance for installing the Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system in all central government offices across the country.

This means an approximate gain of 16,000 man-hours and equivalent to an additional workforce of almost 1,900 employees every single day, government sources claimed. The calculation is based on the number of employees using the biometric attendance system currently and it is also based on the ‘in-time’ and ‘out-time’ of 47,000 government employees on a portal.

The study shows that the average ‘in-time’ was 9.28 am and out-time was 5.46 pm. Currently, ministries and departments of the government have a 9 am to 5.30 pm day, while attached or subordinate offices work from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Sources say, employees spending more time at work could also lead to more productivity and cutting down on pendency.

Currently, 387 organisations have implemented the biometric system of attendance. The project is being expanded to all Government offices.

The Government has already issued orders for all central government offices across the country to have an Aadhaar enabled Biometric Attendance System by Republic Day.

The Biometric Attendance System Dashboard showed on the New Year’s day that over half of the central government employees (56 per cent) reached office between 9 and 10 am and more than one-fourth (31.6 per cent) of the total registered employees were in office even before the start time of 9 am.

TST

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