Kochi

Biometric attendance for Corporation staff begins

ON TIME: An employee of the Corporation marks her attendance using the biometric system on Wednesday. Photo: Vipin Chandran  

Biometric attendance system was introduced in Kochi Corporation on Wednesday.

The officials of the Corporation now have to mark their attendance using their ID cards and fingerprints thrice a day. Attendance should be recorded before 10.15 a.m., between 1.15 p.m. and 2 p.m. and after 5 p.m. Biometric machines have been installed in various sections of the office. Keltron is in charge of project, which was announced in the annual budget of the civic body.

The system was established at a cost of around Rs. 16 lakh. From September 1, the system will be made compulsory for the staff of the civic body.

Kochi Mayor Tony Chammany inaugurated the system. Deputy Mayor B. Bhadra and Corporation secretary Ajit B. Patil were also present at the inauguration.

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