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The Centre on Friday introduced Aadhar-enabled biometric attendance system in its offices across the country.

The system will be installed at all the offices in Delhi by December 31. At other places it may be installed by the Republic Day, January 26, next year. The manual system of attendance would be phased out accordingly.

“The equipment will be procured by the Ministries/departments as per specifications of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) on the Directorate-General of Supplies and Disposals rate contract from authorised vendors,” said an official release.

The expenditure for installation would also be met by the Ministries/departments concerned. “The DeitY will provide technical guidance for installing the system. The equipment already procured by DeitY have a built­in Annual Maintenance Contract of three years. ,” the release said.

The rules relating to working hours will remain the same, as per which half day's casual leave is debited for each day of late attendance. However, late attendance up to an hour, on not more than two occasions in a month, for justifiable reasons may be condoned by the competent authority.

In addition to debiting casual leave or earned leave, when no casual leave is available, disciplinary action may also be taken against government servants who are habitually late. “Early leaving is also to be treated in the same manner as late coming,” it said.

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