Srinagar, November 17, 2021: The government on Wednesday said that staff of the Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department were not complying to its orders to mark their attendance on their arrival and departure via Bio-metric Face Recognition System (FRC).
In this regard, a circular was issued by the government, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
“It has been observed that the staff attached, deployed in the School Education Department, Civil Secretariat, Jammu and Srinagar are not marking their daily attendance through Bio-metric Face Recognition System,” it reads.
The circular further reads, “Accordingly, in order to comply the instructions of the General Administration Department in letter and spirit, all the attached, deployed staff working in the School Education Department, Civil Secretariat, Jammu and Srinagar are hereby directed to mark their daily attendance through Bio-metric Face Recognition System on their arrival and departure without any fail.”
The government also said that the monthly attendance report of such staff shall be issued to their DDOs only on the basis of the monthly attendance report as obtained from the Information Technology Department.
Earlier in October, KNO reported about the instructions issued by the School Education Department wherein the Chief Education Officers (CEOs) of Kashmir division were asked to install Biometric Attendance System within three months to ensure punctuality of staff.
In an official communiqué issued by the officer on special duty to Directorate of School Education Kashmir has impressed upon all the Chief Education Officers to install Biometric Attendance System in Institutions for ensuring punctuality of staff within three months.
Similarly, earlier on July-06, the Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department in a circular had asked the concerned authorities to install the Biometric Attendance System in all Schools to capture the attendance of the Teachers for ensuring punctuality in Schools within three months—(KNO)