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Govt. directs all its employees to be punctual, mark attendance in biometric system

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New Delhi, June 25, 2015

The Government has directed government servants at all levels to strictly observe punctuality in attendance and also to mark their attendance in the Biometric Attendance System (BAS) portal on a regular basis.
In an office memorandum issued recently by the Department of Personnel & Training,  the Government has asked all Ministries and Departments, besides autonomous bodies, the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats and the Union Territories Administrations to issue necessary directions in this regard to their employees.
"Instructions have been issued from time to time with regard to the need to observe punctuality by Government servants. Responsibility for ensuring punctuality in respect of their employees rests within Ministries/Departments/Offices," it said.
The memorandum said the decision to introduce AADI-IAR enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in Central Government offices, including attached/sub-ordinate offices, to replace the manual system of marking of attendance to ensure punctuality is to be implemented in all Ministries/ Departments. 
"This Department vide O.M. of even no. dated 21.11.2014 and 28.01.2015, while recognizing that the Biometric Attendance System is only an enabling platform had, inter-alia, stated that there was no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc.", it said.
"In this connection attention is invited to Rule 3(1)(ii) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which stipulates that every Government servant shall at all times maintain devotion to duty.
"Habitual late attendance is viewed as conduct unbecoming of a Government servant and disciplinary action may be taken against such a Government servant. It is also added that punctuality in attendance is to be observed by Government servants at all levels," it added.
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