January 22, 2013 -
The Pune district court in Shivajinagar has begun the installation of a workforce management solution to monitor staff on the court premises in Shivajinagar, The Indian Express reports.
A total of 12 biometric machines will be installed on the Shivajinagar court premises for its 905 employees.
“We have installed six machines at the new building premises. Currently, information about staff is being fed in the system. We are also testing the system for any technical glitches,” an unnamed senior administrative officer with the District Court told the Indian Express.
The deployment of these technologies at the district court is a part of a wider state government objective to implement workforce management and attendance systems at all courts in Karnataka state, including high courts, high court benches and district courts.
The installation, introduced in an attempt to address concerns over staff attendance, will be completed in approximately one year.
According to the report, there are over 20,000 employees working in the 551 court offices in the state. The government is also planning to install 359 similar workforce management systems in select government offices.
Workforce management systems are being deployed rapidly throughout India. As reported previously in BIometricUpdate.com, teachers in government schools in Andhra Pradesh have threatened to strike against a proposed my by the state government to introduce a biometric attendance systems for teachers and non-teaching staff.