State Govt to link release of salary with biometric attendance record

State Govt to link release of salary with  biometric attendance record
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Dimapur, January 28: The Government of Nagaland has decided to link release of salary with biometric attendance record for all officers and staff posted at Nagaland Secretariat with effect from 1st February 2020.
According to an official release, on the last day of the month, the attendance record of every employee as marked on the biometric device for the preceding month will be extracted and provided by the Department of Information Technology & Communication to the Home Department for scrutiny. The Home Department will scrutinize the attendance record, and if fell necessary, seek the comments of the concerned AHoD, and with the approval of the Chief Secretary forward the names of only those employees, whose attendance have been found to be satisfactory to the Bill and Cash Branch, Home Department for initiating the processing of salary of such employees.
The parameters for deciding the satisfactory attendance for any employee, besides daily attendance, will also include maintenance of office timing, which is 9:50 am to 4 pm.
The release said the salary of all those employees, whose attendance have been found to be unsatisfactory/poor, will not be processed and the list of such employees will be transmitted to their AHoDs for the information of those employees.
Every employee, whose salary has been withheld, will be required to submit written reasons to the Home Department, as to why action should not be taken against the employee for the poor/unsatisfactory attendance. The Home Department after scrutinizing the reply of every such employee, with recommendations will put up to the Chief Secretary for taking a decision on releasing the salary, or for enforcing ‘No Work, No Pay’ or/and taking any further action as deemed fit, which may also include initiation of disciplinary proceedings, it said.
The release informed that the Department of Information Technology & Communication in association with the Home Department has put up biometric devices, presently 12, at various locations in the Nagaland Civil Secretariat, where the employees are supposed to mark their attendance, both while coming to the office and when leaving after the working hours. The release said it has been noticed that a majority of the employees, in spite of being registered under the Aadhar based attendance system, have been avoiding using the biometric devices for marking their attendance.
The official release informed that it has now been decided that every employee, including officers, who have registered under the Aadhar based attendance system shall mandatorily mark his/her attendance on the biometric device, both when coming to the office and while leaving after the working hours.
Those employees, who are yet to register for the Aadhar enabled biometric attendance system have been asked to compulsorily get themselves registered for the same by approaching the Biometric Attendance Control Room of the Directorate of IT&C, 2nd Floor next to NIC (7085404509, 9856692445), not later than the 10th February 2020. Such employees in the meantime will continue marking their attendance in the registers maintained in their respective departments under the supervision of the concerned AHoD, and after getting registered, every employee will immediately start marking attendance on the biometric devices.
In case the employee fails to apply for registration for the Aadhar enabled biometric attendance system with the Directorate of IT&C by the 10th of February 2020, his/her salary will not be processed for the month and further action as deemed fit may be taken against such employee with the approval of the Chief Secretary. (Page News Service)