The Noida authority on Wednesday decided to install biometric machines to crack down on employees who are in the habit of reaching office late.
Deepak Agarwal, chief executive officer of the authority, said those who will fail to punch on time will face disciplinary action.
“Today I issued a direction that a biometric machine should be installed in our main administrative building in sector 6 in the next one week. Biometric machines will be installed in other offices of the Noida authority soon. I observed that many staff members reach office late,” said Agarwal.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, after taking oath on Sunday, had ordered all government employees to be punctual.
According to rules, Noida authority employees have to reach office by 9:30 am and should not leave before 5pm. The two authorities work for five days a week.
“I conducted an inspection this morning in all the departments of Noida authority and found around 30 percent of the staff was absent. Whoever reached after 9:30am will be marked as absent,” said Agarwal.
The authority’s offices are located in sector 6, 5, 19 and 39.
“We sought explanations from those who were not present at 9:30am. If they will fail to furnish a satisfactory reply we will take action. If absent employees are repeatedly absent, we will take legal action,” said Saumya Srivastava, deputy chief executive officer of the Noida authority.
Presently, each employee signs on an attendance sheet. The sheet is kept with each employee, including office boys, clerks or top officials. Many employees have the habit of signing the attendance sheet in the month end.
“Biometric attendance will end this sort of habit. With electronic evidence, nobody will be able to flout rules,” said Agarwal.
The Noida authority has 1,583 permanent employees. Each department head has been asked to monitor subordinate employees to ensure they reach office on time.