Suspension of biometric attendance due to COVID-19 till 31st January, 2022: DOPT OM dated 03.01.2022
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block New Delhi
Dated the 3rd January, 2022
Subject: Preventive measures to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) — suspension of biometric attendance regarding.
Reference: MHA Order No.40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 27th December, 2021.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated the 1.11.2021 regarding biometric attendance. The matter has been reviewed and, as a precautionary measure, it has been decided to suspend the marking of biometric attendance in Aadhar Based Biometric Attendance System in all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, including its attached/subordinate offices, with immediate effect till 31st January, 2022.
However, all the employees are required to mark their attendance in Attendance Registers to be maintained manually. All the Heads of Departments shall also continue to ensure that all employees wear masks, at all times, and follow COVID-appropriate behavior strictly.
(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
1. All the Ministries/Departments, Government of India.
2. PMO/Cabinet Secretariat.
3. PS to Hon’ble MoS.(PP).
4. PSO to Secretary (Personnel).
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