BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, June 30: In a bid to check large scale absenteeism, bio-metric attendance will be made compulsory in all colleges of the state from the first day of the new academic session.
State Higher Education Director P Jidung has already instructed all principals of the colleges of the state to do the needful in this regard.
The Director instructed the principals to ensure that bio-metric machines are being operative from the first day of the current academic session after the summer vacation is over.
Director Jidung in a letter to the principals of the colleges has asked principals to submit details whether bio-metric machines are on operation mode. If bio-metric machines are not on operating mode, then the respective principals have been asked to take necessary action for making the machine functiol within 15 days.
The Director has also asked the principals of the colleges to submit a report regarding the attendance of staff of bio-metric attendance recorded on the first day of the new session. This system will not allow any forgery. It works as a finger print of a teacher/non-teaching staff is first registered by his me in the database. Every time the employee punches its finger, the machine will identify the me from the database and registered the attendance.
“Absenteeism in colleges and universities cause huge academic and monetary losses to the state which gives grants and aid to them. The system will ensure that teaching and non-teaching staff will be regular and reach on time,” said higher education official. Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on June 8 in a meeting with the principals of colleges from across the State had warned college teachers against any laxity and said that the Government would soon introduce the biometric system in colleges to ensure transparency in attendance. The minister had urged them to maintain proper academic ambience in colleges by desisting from taking part in politics.