The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is yet to introduce the biometric attendance system even though the plan to procure the equipment was sanctioned a year ago.
The measure was aimed at keeping a tab on sanitation workers as there had been frequent complaints against them for skipping duties.
On several occasions they have been found absent after marking presence in the manual register, resulting in lack of cleanliness in many areas.
Former MCG commissioner Sudhir Rajpal had sanctioned the budget for installing a total of 102 biometric machines last year.
The department was supposed to introduce the new system for sanitation staff soon after their physical verification in first week of December.
“The proposal to purchase biometric machines is ready and it needs simply the approval of Vijay Singh Dahiya, the MCG commissioner,” a senior official of the civic body said, adding that Dahiya is likely to call a meeting in this regard soon.
“On paper, I have found names of as many as of 82 sanitation staff in my ward, but very few are seen on the ground. I guess all of them work in both MCG and Huda areas and their employer (contractor) draws salaries from both the sources. We have raised the issue in the House meeting and demanded biometric attendance system at the earliest but unfortunately it has not happened till date,” alleged Anup Singh, councillor from Ward 17.