Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: After Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu made a surprise check of Nirman Bhawan to find many officers and junior staff missing from their seats during office hours, a set of instructions and checks were issued on Monday for monitoring attendance of employees and ensuring efficiency.
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A press note released by the ministry informed that the minister had noted perceptible improvement in the cleanliness and maintenance of Nirman Bhawan since his last such inspection on June 12 this year.
He however, noted that personnel at lower rungs like section heads and supporting staff in large number did not report for work in time and took a serious view of the same. Names of late comers were noted, said the release.
During the inspection, Naidu was accompanied by Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary (Urban Development) and other senior officials of both the ministries.
Following the inspection, Naidu issued directions as per which joint secretaries of the two ministries shall visit their respective offices every day for a week to monitor attendance and find out about chronic offenders.
Naidu also directed that necessary and immediate action be taken against those who report late for work.
Attendance registers are to be withdrawn 15 minutes after the due time of reporting and late-comers are to be marked absent for the day and not paid for the same.