MCD to go tech-savvy to monitor teacher attendance, MDM scheme

The MCD plans to use technology to curb absentieesm by teachers in its primary schools and prevent irregularities in mid-day meal scheme.

Last Updated: May 16, 2011, 20:33 PM IST

New Delhi: The MCD plans to use technology to curb absentieesm by teachers in its primary schools and prevent irregularities in mid-day meal scheme.

The civic body, which has already introduced biometric system of attendance for its employees, wants to launch the same in schools from July-end so that teachers report to work on time, officials said.

"It was found that a number of teachers either report late to school or mark their attendance and leave for the day. Through this biometric system attendance such things can be checked," said Mahender Nagpal, chairman of the Education Committee of the MCD.

There are about 20,000 teachers in MCD schools.

The civic agency also plans to record number of mid-day meals served and number of students who have attended the school on a particular day. All the data will be put online so that any irregularities can be detected.

The civic agency has started installing computers in its schools for the purpose. The management of each school will be given the task of tallying the numbers.

PTI