Bhubaneswar: The Higher Education Department has implemented biometric attendance recording system for its employees working in the state secretariat.
As per a notification of the department, the employees have been directed to remain present on duty for minimum duration of 7 hours and 30 minutes. The notification said that non-recording of the biometric attendance will be treated as absence of the employee.
“If an employee’s presence in the office is more than 4 hours but less than 7 hours and 30 minutes on a working day, a half-day leave will be deducted. Similarly, if the attendance is less than four hours, it will lead to compulsory deduction of one day leave,” said a department official.