Ratlam district collector and his team of IT experts have developed a first-of-its-kind attendance-reporting portal for government workers in Madhya Pradesh.
The novelty of the web portal — www.edistrictratlam.com/EALMS/ — is that anybody can view the date-wise list of absentees at the click of a mouse, which is likely to help check absenteeism in the collectorate.
The portal runs on leave management software EALMS developed by the team and has been functional since September 16.
At present, it is keeping an eye on about 11,000 government employees in the district.
District collector Sanjay Goyal said he first tried the portal for the teachers and it worked effectively.
"In some tribal parts of the district, I came to know that even the teachers who had not come to school ever since they joined, had become regular," Goyal said and the success gave the idea to implement the system in every department.
"In the first phase of this drive, we are covering about 22 departments and later it will be extended further," said Deepak Vyas, district informatics officer of Ratlam.
He said the department heads would have the user name and the password to upload the names of the absentees if they didn’t report by 11am.
This will also help keep a comprehensive attendance record, the collector said, adding that his office intends to check misuse by taking strict action if a department head makes a wrong entry or missed a right entry.
Superintendent land records Mamta Khere said, "This has done wonders. The habitual late comers now come on time and the employees with readymade excuses have given up."