DoPT Orders Disciplinary Action on Regular Latecomers
“Fingerprint-based bio metric devices have been installed to accurately record the time of entry and exit of employees. This system greatly reduces chances of error.”
The Department of Personnel & Training is the coordinating agency of the Central Government, has issued an order yesterday which suggests that disciplinary action be taken against Central Government employees who are regularly late to work.
All Central Government employees should adhere to the time guideline. A number of employees have made it a habit to report late to work. Strict disciplinary action shall be taken against such employees.
All employees of the Central Government, from the lowest ranked staff to the highest-level authorities, should be punctual. According to current guidelines, twice a month, the employees can be late to the office by an hour. Any more late-coming shall be treated as half-day’s leave of absence. If the employee is late for genuine reasons, then the senior official has the discretion to excuse him/her.
Concerned ministries should ensure that the employees report to work on time. Regular circulars shall be issued regarding this, periodically.
At many Central Government offices, the employee’s arrival and exit is being recorded by Aadhaar card-linked fingerprint-based biometric devices. But, the system has not been installed at all the offices. In offices where the biometric system has not been installed, attendance is recorded in a register in which the employee has to sign everyday. The biometric system shall soon be implemented all over the country.
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