A day after 18 regular teachers from MCD schools were suspended and 14 contractual teachers sacked, the civic body plans to bring its teaching fraternity under the biometric system.
There are about 20,000 teachers on roll of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, who have been opposing the introduction of biometric system for quite some time.
In fact, a proposal to this effect has been pending since December 17, 2008, but it was never implemented by the MCD.
The MCD has already put its staff in other departments under the system. The first biometric system was introduced on August 1, 2008, at the Commissioner's office in Ambedkar Stadium and also at the Town Hall, the MCD's current headquarters. Now, at its Education Committee’s weekly meeting on Tuesday, the MCD is planning to take up discussion on the issue again.
"Issues such as how the project would be implemented, in phases or at one go, whether the contractual teachers would be part of it or not and how many machines are required would be discussed in the meeting," said a senior MCD official.
In a move to check dereliction of duty and absenteeism among teachers, the MCD, on Saturday, had suspended 18 of its regular teachers, including a principal after an inspection.