Govt Employees Can Be Soon Tracked With Geo-Tagging, Live Location Detection To Boost Productivity


Rohit Kulkarni

Rohit Kulkarni

Jun 23, 2024


As per latest warning from Centre, strict action shall be taken upon its employees for tardiness and the cases wherein some of the employees use late coming and early leaving as their modus operandi shall be viewed seriously.

Govt Employees Can Be Soon Tracked With Geo-Tagging, Live Location Detection To Boost Productivity

Stern Action Against Habitual Tardiness & Early Departures

This comes after the observation that the employees have not been registering their attendance in an Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) and also there are some elements that have been coming late on a regular basis.

The Personnel Ministry suggested use of a mobile phone-based face authentication system that provides “live location detection and geo-tagging” among others as well.

Due to the observed deficiencies, the implementation of AEBAS has recently undergone scrutiny, which has prompted a directive emphasizing stringent adherence. 

As per the order, all the people who occupy the top of ministry, department, and organization must vigilantly oversee attendance reports. This directive outlines the gravity of habitual tardiness or early departures and also mandates severe penalties under the existing regulations.

In order to ensure that the AEBAS is consistently used for attendance marking, central government departments have been mandated to use it.

It has been instructed to the department heads that punctuality norms should be sensitized to their employees and attendance monitoring should be done via the portal www.attendance.gov.in. 

It has also been instructed that for each late day, half a day’s Casual Leave should be deducted. However, on occasional delays of up to an hour, twice a month with justification, may be excused.

Enforcement and Implementation Guidelines for Punctuality and Biometric Attendance

Those who are habitual latecomers, should face disciplinary measures as per misconduct rules. Early departures are treated equally strictly. Punctuality records will influence decisions on assignments, training, deputations, and transfers.

Registering any unregistered employee promptly on the AEBAS portal, all the government units have been asked to maintain functional biometric machines.

Those who come under the Divyaang employee’s category, special provisions should be necessitated and made accessible biometric capturing alternatives.

In addition to this, for faster, geotagged verification via personal mobile policies configured by MDOs, UIDAI’s face-based authentication apps have been highlighted by the Personnel Ministry.

The Ministry reiterates its responsibility in enforcing punctuality guidelines, periodically issuing directives to MDOs on AEBAS implementation. 

In order to ensure rigorous compliance and corrective actions against offenders, the secretaries of ministries and departments have been urged to disseminate these directives widely.


Rohit Kulkarni
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