Corono virus – Central Government Employees exempted from Aadhaar based Bio-metric Attendance – To prevent spreading of virus through infected surfaces – DOPT advises all Ministries and Departments to exempt employees from marking Bio-metric attendance till 31st March 2020
DOPT observes that Exempting Aadhaar based Bio-metric Attendance is a precautionary measure to avoid physical contact of possible infected surface.
F.No.C- 13014/ 1/2020-Vig.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 06/ 03/ 2020
Subject: Exemption to employees to mark biometric attendance in Aadhar Based Biometric Attendance System(AEBAS) – reg.
Though only a small number of novel coronovirus(COVID-1 9} cases are reported in our country but keeping in view the nature of virus, it is a must to take all possible preventive measures to stop spread of virus.
2. . It is learnt that most common method of transmission of virus seems to be through infected surfaces. Therefore, it is desirable to avoid touching surfaces, which might be infected due to human touch.
3. In view of the above, all the Ministries/ Departments are requested to exempt their employees to mark biometric attendance in Aadhar Based Biometric Attendance System(AEBAS) till 31st March, 2020. However, all the employees are required to mark their attendance in Attendance register, (as done prior to launch of biometric system), during this period.