New Delhi: With the aim of ensuring punctuality, bio-metric attendance marker systems have been installed for employees of the ministries of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation located in the Nirman Bhawan.
Eight such systems known as `Aadhar Based Bio-Metric Attendance Systems(AEBAS)` have been installed at six gates of Nirman Bhawan.
The Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) has provided the machines and the attendant software and authentication devices for the wall mounted systems, said a senior Urban Development official.
Employees have to use last four digits of their respective `Aadhar` number as `Personal Identity Number (PIN)` besides using finger for authentication. An Aadhar registration camp is being organised for those who do not have Aadhar cards.
Installation of these Bio-Metric Monitors followed surprise checks undertaken by Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Venkaiah Naidu on July 28 and June 12, 2014 during which late coming to office was noticed.
Naidu then directed the Ministry officials to take necessary measures to ensure punctuality at work.