Even as the biometric system of attendance for government employees is at a nascent stage, cops are facing a hard time travelling to the spots where the machines have been installed from their areas of deployment.
Though the system was made compulsory around two weeks back, it is yet to be properly implemented. The department has installed only five machines against 3,000 cops in the district which forces many to travel long distances from police stations and posts.
Police officials claimed most of their time will be lost marking attendance. If the department really wanted to implement biometric attendance, they should have installed machines at every station and post, they added.
Cops handling clerical work said they were visiting office to mark attendance even if they were going to the Punjab and Haryana high court and travel extra miles just for that.
Locations of biometric machines
Police Lines: Station officials, PCR patrolling teams and traffic cops
Division 1 police station: Second machine for Zone 1 for station officials, Divisions 3, and 6, and Daresi and Salem Tabri police stations
Atam Park police post on Link Road: Third machine for Zone 2 post officials and Dugri, Model Town, Shimlapuri, Daba and Focal Point police stations
Police commissioner’s office at Mini Secretariat: Fourth machine for Zone 3 for Divisions 5 and 8, and PAU, Sarabha Nagar, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Dehlon, Haibowal, Sadar and Ladhowal police stations.
Division 7 police station: Fifth machine for Zone 4 for station officials and Basti Jodhewal, Moti Nagar, Jamalpur, Koom Kalan, Meharban and Sahnewal police stations.