The amount paid on an average per month as overtime allowance to the employees of the finance ministry has come down by around one fourth after installation of biometric attendance system, the ministry has said in response to a right to information (RTI) query.
The ministry used to pay an average overtime allowance of Rs 2,26,978 each month, which after installation of biometric attendance system has reduced to Rs 62,600 approximately, the RTI reply.
Biometric attendance system was installed in the ministry to ensure that the employees and officials come to their office on time and do not leave early.
The application to seek the information on overtime allowance paid by the ministry was filed by RTI activist Gopal Prasad. He had also sought information on the modernisation plans undertaken by the ministry at its offices here.