South Delhi Municipal Corporation plans to link attendance with Aadhaar

The move has been conceived to ensure punctuality and help in management of records.

By: Express News Service | Albuquerque (new Mexico) | Published:November 11, 2016 3:34 am

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is set to install “Aadhaar-enabled” biometric attendance systems in its all offices. Announcing the move, Mayor Shyam Sharma said that over 1,000 such devices will be required for installation at SDMC headquarters, zonal offices, schools, health units and the corporation’s various other offices.

The move has been conceived to ensure punctuality and help in management of records.

In order to check attendance of field workers, the new system will include a tablet-based integrated attendance device with fingerprint scanner.

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“The system will enable an employee to register attendance by presenting biometric (fingerprint or iris), which will authenticated online by doing a match with the biometric stored in the UIDAI database against the employee’s Aadhaar number,” the Mayor said.

Sharma said the system is being successfully implemented in schools in Najafgarh Zone, where 150 such devices are already in use.

The estimated cost of procuring these devices will be Rs 1.33 crore. The SDMC said it will be the first government body in the city to use such an attendance system.