Biometric system impact: Employees attendance goes up by 35 %

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SRINAGAR: The Government Thursday said that reinforced and effective implementation of the biometric attendance system in the offices has started showing tangible results with not only improved punctuality but it has also resulted in better service delivery.
“The digital attendance in the civil secretariat and other offices has witnessed a sudden jump to 80% from 45% since the reinforced inception of the biometric system,” said a statement issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) issued here this evening.
It said biometric time and attendance system has also improved workforce productivity, efficiency, and human resource management at all levels in the administration.
“The biometric attendance reports are generated and submitted by GAD to the Governor’s Secretariat on daily basis,” it said adding that similar reports are submitted by the Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu to ensure punctuality of the staff.