After much hullabaloo created by the Delhi University teachers about the biometric attendance system, the teachers at the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) schools may soon join the league. The MCD is also planning to introduce the system in its teaching department in order to keep a check on its staff. The biometric attendance system has been successfully implemented in almost all the departments of the civic body extending to the education sector.
According to the plan, the MCD will bring 23,000 principals, teachers and staff providing education in 1780 primary schools run by the civic body under biometric attendance. Mr. K.S. Mehra, the Municipal Commissioner has said that after successful implementation of the biometric system in all the departments the same step will be taken for the principals, teachers and staff. “Installation of such a system will ensure the accountability and responsibility of the teachers for the prescribed hour in the school,” said Mr. Mehra.
For the students the MCD has a different course of action. Instead of the biometric system, it plans to introduce the Management Information System for the students. MIS and biometric system is a part of MCD's ambitious e-governance project. “Introduction of the biometric for students will be a tedious and time-consuming task. We have kept them away from this system in order to keep things simple.
Their attendance will be monitored by MIS,” Mr Mehra added. This new attendance system will help us provide better primary education to the children studying in MCD schools. The first biometric system was introduced on August 1, 2008 at the Commissioner's office in Ambedkar Stadium and MCD's headquarter at Town Hall.