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Delhi University to introduce biometric attendance

Technology   Write Comment 10th November, 2012

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Delhi University to introduce biometric attendance systems by January 2013Teachers may like it or not but Delhi University is going to introduce a biometric system for recording their attendance within next two months.The executive council on Saturday 'authorised' the vice-chancellor to take appropriate steps regarding the long-standing issue of teachers' attendance in colleges and departments.Now with a go-ahead from university's highest decision-making body, the vice-chancellor is planning to usher in the new system by January."The EC has unanimously authorised me to take measures in respect of teachers' attendance. It should be up by January," vice-chancellor, Professor Dinesh Singh, said. The biometric system has been in the pipeline for last three years though opposition from teachers had put it on the backburner.However, a PIL in the high court following an affidavit from the university in September had made it clear that recording the attendance of teachers was inevitable now."The V-C has received feedback from students saying that a large number of teachers still do not attend classes regularly. The biometric system is necessary to make them fall in line," a senior DU official, said. The V-C has been making surprise rounds of colleges to find out what the real situation is."In fact, the registrar's office keeps an eye on the teachers who have been protesting outside V-C's office for last three weeks," the official said The biometric devices will be installed in all colleges and departments in the coming weeks.The devices can record attendance of teachers by matching their fingerprints or retina with the records in the databank."Teachers of DU are scandalised by the manner in which the executive council, despite opposition from the elected members, has allowed itself to be completely subverted and misled into abdicating its own statutory responsibility," a statement released by DU Teachers' Association, said.Information gathered from Internet from Click Here