The NDA government has taken a revolutionary step to ensure improved work culture in the central government offices. The government has launched an online biometric attendance system which will track the attendance of employees. Also Read - Government sets up joint task force to boost manufacturing of mobile phones in India
The biometric attendance system is already installed in 148 government organizations including Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY), among others with over 49291 employees attendances listed. At the time of writing, 2025 biometric devices were active. Also Read - Government's secure email service to cover 5 million officials by March 2015
The attendance can be checked and tracked online through attendance.gov.in, and the website is accessible to general public as well. It is filled with lots of information including the ability to check the number of employees that are present on the day. Also Read - DEITY Secretary Ram Sewak Sharma given additional charge of Department of Telecom
The homepage of the website also lists the number of organizations that have started using the service. On the website, one can also find the name of an employee, his designation, exact time of arrival and departure etc. One can also find the email id and other contact info of individual employees. There is also an option to check if a biometric system isn’t active. An employee has the ability to mark its attendance from any central office. But it is required to verify his identity using the Aadhar card.
To make the biometric system work – which needs constant internet connectivity, the government is working on making Wifi connectivity available at all the offices, and SIM-based connectivity for employees using tablets.