After a man was recently caught posing as an employee of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the civic body is all set to mandate the use of Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system in its main office building. Prerna Deshbhratar, additional municipal commissioner, said, “The PMC has had the biometric system for a long time but there has been a problem in its implementation, as the civic body had to depend on a service provider for it. We had to float tenders for the purpose.”
The union government had ordered the implementation of Aadhaar-based biometric attendance systems in various government offices.
Deshbhratar said, “There are many advantages of using the Aadhaar-based system, in comparison to the on being used by the PMC. Moreover, the system would also help in keeping a check on the incidents of ‘fake’ employees in civic offices.”.
The Aadhaar-based system would also help in proper maintenance of attendance and speeding up the process of salary disbursement, he added.
“The PMC had already made Aadhaar enrollment compulsory for its employees. Thus, it would be easier to implement the new system after new machines for the purpose are procured,” he said.
The system does real-time monitoring and can be tracked by anyone. It is integrated through a text-based communication channel, so the user is notified about non-marking of attendance.