A small measure has been attempted by the Government to bring about a change in this culture. In order to ensure punctuality and promote transparency and efficiency in its offices and establishments, Government has decided to switch over to the Aadhaar Based Biometric System on or before March 31, 2016 and detailed directions have been issued to all the concerned for strict compliance.
According to the directions issued by the General Administration Department, no salary or wages would be drawn in favour of the Government employees of any category for the month of March 2016 onwards unless they have enrolled themselves in the Aadhaar Based Biometric System. This condition also applies to the PSU employees, contractual, consolidated and casual workers drawing wages in any form from the public exchequer.
Aadhaar Based Biometric Attendance System is becoming common for Government and even private organizations. The reports are that the system has improved punctuality among the functionaries and consequently the work output has increased. In normal course of things, the system should become successful in our State also. But it is yet too early to draw conclusion. Essentially it is the sense of responsibility and moral duty that play the decisive role for any functionary. We know of hundreds and thousand of functionalities who have rarely missed reporting to office in time and leaving the office in time. But then there are irresponsible functionaries and they are the stumbling block in good governance. We appreciate the Government has come out with a devise to improve the system and we shall watch with eagerness to see how far the system succeeds.