New Delhi: The government's Aadhaar-based Biometric Attendance System (BAS) for central government employees will be fully operational by the end of this month.
The Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) has started the trial run of the website -- attendence.gov.in -- earlier this month and it will track the attendance of the employees.
"BAS for central employees will be fully functional by the end of this month," DeitY Secretary Ram Sevak Sharma told PTI.
So far, over 50,000 employees have registered on the site, he said, adding that around 10,000 more are expected to join this month.
The system will start with tracking attendance of central government employees stationed in the national capital, he said.
The website is expected to bring more transparency as it would provide and update information about central government employees on real-time basis.
The portal will use information entered in the biometric devices and will act as a centralised management information system (MIS) for attendance.
Under the new attendance system, the employees would be able to mark their attendance using biometric reading devices in various government offices.
It will facilitate employees mark their attendance at other central offices also which would help the government to track their movements.
According to the information available on the attendance web portal, as many as 148 central government organisations have registered themselves for the same.
So far, about 50,027 employees have registered on the portal, of the total 66,353 employees. Out of the registered users, 47,644 employees are Aadhaar verified.