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August 19, 2008

Karnataka-Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation: ‘Biometric attendance’ comes into force

The “Biometric Attendance system” at the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation was inaugurated by Belgaum Regional Commissioner Amita Prasad here on Friday.

Corporation commissioner Ajay Nagabhushan, and executive engineer L.R. Nayak were present.

Identity cards

According to a press release, the corporation has issued identity cards to all employees working in the head office and in the 12 zonal offices.

Under the new system, the employees have to swap the identity card issued to them on the biometric equipment and identify themselves through the fingerprint. The equipment will scan their fingerprint to register the attendance.

Register attendance

The employees have to compulsorily register their attendance through the new system when they come to the office in the morning and while leaving the office in the evening.

According to official sources, the employees have been given information on the new system, which came into force from Friday.
source: http://www.hindu.com/2007/11/04/stories/2007110452580300.htm

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