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Govt to show-cause officials ignoring Aadhaar-based attendance

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Ranchi, Nov. 5: The State Government has taken a dim view of certain senior officers not registering themselves or marking their daily attendance in the Aadhaar-based Attendance Monitoring System. The matter has recently been reviewed and it was found that a large number of senior officers, including the Chief Secretary himself, have been marking their attendance regularly according to the Aashdar-based Attendance Monitoring System.

However, some officers are yet to mark their attendance following this system. This system is a priority for the state government as a tool to improve the work culture and ensure delivery of citizen-centric services. According to the state government, senior officers, who work much beyond their office hours, must use the system to set an example by leading from the front. They also must ensure compliance through the ranks in the departments under them.

Instructions to this effect have already been issued a number of times. Even the Chief Minister has personally reviewed this issue. Now the government has decided to issue show cause notices to all Principal Secretaries and Secretary-level officers who are not marking their attendance. They would be asked to answer as to why departmental enquiry should not be initiated against them.

Similar action would also be taken in respect of senior police and forest officers and departmental heads. It has been decided to fix responsibility on each departmental head to ensure that all officers and employees under them are marking their attendance.

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