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July 08, 2020 00:00:00 |

Cut red tape

The government is looking towards the administrative secretaries to strictly implement the Biometric Attendance System in their departments and ensure employees mark their attendance electronically on daily basis. However, since the implementation of Biometric Attendance System, it seems nothing has moved. The lack of punctuality and poor attendance of employees continue to mar government offices. Initially electronic attendance system was supposed to be introduced in the civil secretariat and later implemented in all the government departments. According to a government circular, it was observed that the instructions about maintaining the attendance are not being fully complied with. Nobody in Jammu and Kashmir cares about the accountability and complete reforms in the way government offices work. It is thorny to get a simple job done in these work places. It takes days for a file to move from one table to next and sometimes leave of an official, delays important works for months. Clerk in an office is the most important element of how a project or someone’s career can go. Kashmir’s progress and growth is hampered by this unnecessary redtapism, which gives way to corruption. In last thirty years, India has moved far ahead, thanks to the corporate culture that evolved in country after markets were first opened. Work of a consumer or a business is never delayed in any corporate because the concerned official or executive has gone to attend a wedding. Whenever someone is on leave always a substitute is there to do his job. But in Kashmir, you have to go through misery even filing a simple application in government office. Nothing works here everything is delayed. The unnecessary redtapism and careless approach is marring the system. The work in government offices never start on time and no work is done in the second part of the day. The situation is worse in the departments that have direct public dealing. Getting government employees to do biometric attendance is a small step forward and much overhauling is needed to make public offices work like a locomotive. Government has to bring top bureaucracy into the fold as well. There has to be public and political audit on how officials across the ranks perform their duty. Accountability and use of technology to make the system more efficient is the way forward. 

 

 

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July 08, 2020 00:00:00 |

Cut red tape

              

The government is looking towards the administrative secretaries to strictly implement the Biometric Attendance System in their departments and ensure employees mark their attendance electronically on daily basis. However, since the implementation of Biometric Attendance System, it seems nothing has moved. The lack of punctuality and poor attendance of employees continue to mar government offices. Initially electronic attendance system was supposed to be introduced in the civil secretariat and later implemented in all the government departments. According to a government circular, it was observed that the instructions about maintaining the attendance are not being fully complied with. Nobody in Jammu and Kashmir cares about the accountability and complete reforms in the way government offices work. It is thorny to get a simple job done in these work places. It takes days for a file to move from one table to next and sometimes leave of an official, delays important works for months. Clerk in an office is the most important element of how a project or someone’s career can go. Kashmir’s progress and growth is hampered by this unnecessary redtapism, which gives way to corruption. In last thirty years, India has moved far ahead, thanks to the corporate culture that evolved in country after markets were first opened. Work of a consumer or a business is never delayed in any corporate because the concerned official or executive has gone to attend a wedding. Whenever someone is on leave always a substitute is there to do his job. But in Kashmir, you have to go through misery even filing a simple application in government office. Nothing works here everything is delayed. The unnecessary redtapism and careless approach is marring the system. The work in government offices never start on time and no work is done in the second part of the day. The situation is worse in the departments that have direct public dealing. Getting government employees to do biometric attendance is a small step forward and much overhauling is needed to make public offices work like a locomotive. Government has to bring top bureaucracy into the fold as well. There has to be public and political audit on how officials across the ranks perform their duty. Accountability and use of technology to make the system more efficient is the way forward.