Vohra reviews progress of biometric attendance in govt. offices

JAMMU: The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, N N Vohra, Monday, reviewed the progress with regard to the marking of attendance in various government offices and directed the Chief Secretary to ensure that Aadhaar based Bio-metric Attendance Systems are installed in the offices immediately to ensure punctuality, accountability and transparency in daily functioning of  all the government offices.

Meanwhile, Vohra in a meeting held here at Raj Bhavan yesterday, reviewed the progress of enrolment under the National Population Register and issuance of Aadhaar cards to them. The meeting was attended by Shri B.R. Sharma, Chief Secretary; Shri P.K. Tripathi, Principal Secretary to Governor and Shri Hirdesh Kumar, Commissioner, Information Technology.

Out of the total population of 1,25,41,302, records have already been digitized in respect of 1,09,43,114 persons, the meeting informed. 

84,00,233 people have been enrolled and Aadhaar cards have already been issued to 67,69,272. It was also informed that to expedite the process for enrolment, 133 additional permanent Enrolment Centres have been sanctioned in the State, over and above the 193 Centres already established.

Enumerator Block Tracker, Vohra was informed, has been provided to the Deputy Commissioners to find out the left over population which was yet to be enrolled. 

The IT Department has provided the Local Register of Usual Residents. NPR Booklets of the districts and the NPR updation process is almost complete except in the snow bound areas. 

It was also informed that a special enrolment drive has been started in Schools, Colleges, Universities and other Educational institutions since 10thJanuary, 2016. About 1,00,000 students have been enrolled in 2242 such Camps. The Governor directed that the Deputy Commissioners must take pro-active steps to approach the uncovered persons for targeted enrolment of the left over people under Aadhaar.

The Governor directed the Chief Secretary to ensure that all the employees as well as daily wagers/ casual labourers / seasonal labourers working in various departments under the State Government enroll themselves under Aadhaar before 31st March, 2016 so that the salaries/ wages from 1st April, 2016 are paid to them on the basis of Aadhaar enrolment.

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