In a circular from Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday, Administrative Secretaries shall advise their officers/officials in the civil secretariat to mark their attendance through Face Recognition Biometric Attendance System with effect from 19 of this month.
As per the order, “The head of Departments/field offices shall follow the instructions and ensure that the installation of the Face Recognition Biometric Attendance System by 19.10.2020.”
“The lieutenant Governor said that to ensure being on time for the Government employees in offices, attendance procedures are important,” it said.
He said, “In order to ensure discipline and punctuality of Government employees in offices, it is important that some objective attendance mechanism is put in place for marking of attendance.”
It further says bio-metric attendance was suspended in all Government offices across the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir due to Covid-19 pandemic.