With its aim to keep a close track on the attendance records of employees, Government of India has launched Aadhaar-based biometric attendance systems. The new portal, Attendance.gov.in will allow one to track the work of Central Government employees.
Organizations would require to register on the website. As the website reads, “A back-end administrator will check the details of the organisation submitted and make the organisation active by assigning it a unique sub-domain which will be the first name of the website.”
It’s essential for an employee to have a Aadhaar for registering on BAS from which their Attendance IDs will be generated. The 6 digit number will be generated based on the last 6 or first 6 digits of the person’s Aadhaar number. The attendance ID will only be active when the employee’s Aadhaar information has been verified by UIDAI and activated by the Nodal officer.
The employees will be required to enter their 6-digit Attendance ID on the terminal, the system will then ask for finger print verification. The staff will be able to mark attendance in any bio-metric terminal installed in various Central Government buildings.
There are over with over 1,816 biometric attendance devices being operational in various central government offices. There are around 43,000 registered users (employees), out of which 18,262 are Aadhaar verified.