J&K govt offices to have Aadhaar based biometric attendance system

Jammu, Feb 8 (PTI) Government offices in Jammu and Kashmir will have Aadhaar based biometric attendance system in position by March 31 this year.

This was disclosed during the first meeting of the State Administrative Council chaired by the Governor NN Vohra today.

"It was decided that all the government offices shall have Aadhaar based Biometric Attendance System in position by March 31, this year", a Raj Bhavan spokesman said 

The meeting was attended by Parvez Dewan and Shri Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Advisors to Governor, BR Sharma, Chief Secretary and BB Vyas, Financial Commissioner, Planning and Development department.

The Governor stressed the need to ensure punctuality and discipline in attending offices by governmental functionaries, irrespective of their levels and proper functioning of all institutions, including schools, colleges, hospitals, ration shops, etc, a Raj Bhavan spokesman said.

Vohra said high priority must be given to ensuring that offices and institutions which are concerned with the delivery of public services run honestly and efficiently.

The Governor directed that technology should be fully leveraged to extend all possible benefits to the people in general and it was decided that the Aadhaar enrolment programme shall be completed in all respects by March 31.

The Administrative Council decided that all the Administrative Secretaries shall personally monitor the implementation of all State Plan and Centrally Sponsored Schemes, with a special focus on the Flagship Schemes of the Government of India.

The Governor directed that the established practice of touring, particularly in the remote areas and inspections of subordinate offices should be rigorously enforced and the institution of Additional District Development Commissioners posted in all the districts, shall be effectively utilised for monitoring developmental works.

The Council directed that all necessary measures shall be timely finalised for the conduct of elections to the Local Bodies and Panchayats.

It was also decided systematic attention shall be given to ensure the proper maintenance of official records and their time bound listing and digitalization.

The Governor laid special emphasis on timely dissemination and issuance of early warning being made available by SASE and IMD to people in regard to any extreme weather events like heavy snowfall, rainfall and avalanches.



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