Signing a piece of paper valid or swiping your finger on the machine safer? That too in a government office

First Published 18, May 2018, 2:29 PM IST
Signing a piece of paper valid or swiping your finger on the machine safer? That too in a government office
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Many a time, a real person doesn't sign the register, and he gets the salary for his off dates too. But from October onwards that system is going to fade in Kerala. Biometric attendance system will operate in government offices of Kerala.  

Many a time, a real person doesn't sign the register, and he gets the salary for his off dates too. But from October onwards that system is going to fade in Kerala. Biometric attendance system will operate in government offices of Kerala.  

 

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed about this decision during a discussion with the staff union representatives held as part of the second anniversary of the government.  The biometric attendance system is available only in secretariat and collectorate, but this system is going to be adopted in every single government office.

 

The chief minister also said that misuse of freedom of expression by staff and organisations is against the service rules and that is currently happening in government offices in Kerala. "Many employees seem to have no control over the discipline in this matter, so this system of biometric attendance system will find out the corrupt ones."

 

The government has appointed 70,000 employees despite the financial crises. He also said that new job positions would be created in the required departments. Selecting high paid employees on deputation in lower posts will not be encouraged as it causes financial liability to the government.

 

Reservation will be applicable for only direct appointments in Kerala Administrative Service as per the Advocate General’s opinion. Discussions of digital filing are also in progress. Representatives of unions extended support to the new system to make effective the attendance system and to stop corruption.

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