Bio-metric attendance system soon for employees of urban ministries
Cleanliness and maintenance of Nirman Bhawan improves since last inspection of Shri Venkaiah Naidu
Shri Naidu makes second surprise check today; takes a serious view of late coming and absenteeism
Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today made a surprise check of NirmanBhawan where the Ministries of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation are located. He went around various floors and rooms for over an hour from 9.10am.
Shri Naidu has noted perceptible improvement in the cleanliness and maintenance of NirmanBhawan since his last such inspection on June 12, 2014. He however, noted that personnel at lower rungs like section heads and supporting staff in large number did not report for work in time and took a serious view of the same. Names of late comers were noted.
During the inspection, Shri Naidu was accompanied by Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary(Urban Development) and other senior officials of both the ministries.
Discussing the state of affairs later with the senior officials of the Ministries, Shri Venkaiah Naidu issued the following directions:
1.All Joint Secretaries of the two ministries shall visit their respective establishments every day for a week to monitor attendance and find out chronic offenders;
2.Necessary and immediate action to be taken against those who report late for work;
3. Attendance Registers to be withdrawn fifteen minutes after ‘due time of reporting’ and late comers to be marked absent for the day and not to be paid for the same; and
4. Bio-metric attendance markers to be put in place expeditiously and attendance to be monitored strictly.
Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary(UD) has assured the Minister that through various measures as suggested by the Minister, punctuality would be enforced within two weeks.