Use of biometric machines to mark attendance in offices suspended
New Delhi : The Centre has suspended the use of biometric machines to mark the attendance in government offices over concerns that it may help in spreading coronavirus, or Covid-19. The biometric system was introduced in 2014.
The order has been issued by the department of personnel and training (DoPT, the government’s human resources manager, exempted employees from using the machine till March 31.
"However, all the employees are required to mark their attendance in the attendance register (as done prior to launch of biometric system) during this period," the order issued by DoPT’s Ajay Kumar Singh said.