Friday, July 10, 2015

Strict disciplinary action shall be taken against regular latecomers – Dopt Orders

DoPT Orders Disciplinary Action on Regular Latecomers

“Fingerprint-based biometric devices have been installed to accurately record the time of entry and exit of employees. This system greatly reduces chances of error.”

The Department of Personnel & Training is the coordinating agency of the Central Government, has issued an order yesterday which suggests that disciplinary action be taken against Central Government employees who are regularly late to work.

All Central Government employees should adhere to the time guideline. A number of employees have made it a habit to report late to work. Strict disciplinary action shall be taken against such employees.

All employees of the Central Government, from the lowest ranked staff to the highest-level authorities, should be punctual. According to current guidelines, twice a month, the employees can be late to the office by an hour. Any more late-coming shall be treated as half-day’s leave of absence. If the employee is late for genuine reasons, then the senior official has the discretion to excuse him/her.

Concerned ministries should ensure that the employees report to work on time. Regular circulars shall be issued regarding this, periodically.

At many Central Government offices, the employee’s arrival and exit is being recorded by Aadhaar card-linked fingerprint-based biometric devices. But, the system has not been installed at all the offices. In offices where the biometric system has not been installed, attendance is recorded in a register in which the employee has to sign everyday. The biometric system shall soon be implemented all over the country.

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G.I., Dept. of Per.& Trg., O.M.No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III, dated 22.6.2015

Subject: Observance of punctuality in Government Offices.

Instructions have been issued from time to time with regard to the need to observe punctuality by Government servants. Responsibility for ensuring punctuality in respect of their employees rests within Ministries/ Departments/ Offices.

2. The decision to introduce AADHAR enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in Central Government offices, including attached/ sub-ordinate offices, to replace the manual system of marking of attendance to ensure punctuality is to be implemented in all Ministries/ Departments. This Department vide O.M. of even no. dated 21.11.2014 and 28.01.2015, while recognizing that the Biometric Attendance System is only an enabling platform had, inter-alia, stated that there was no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc.

3. In this connection attention is invited to Rule 3(1)(ii) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which stipulates that every Government servant shall at all times maintain devotion to duty. Habitual late attendance is viewed as conduct unbecoming of a Government servant and disciplinary action may be taken against such a Government servant. It is also added that punctuality in attendance is to be observed by Government servants at all levels.

4. It is also requested that the necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis.

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