AP govt to introduce biometric system in schools: AP State Biometric Attendance System introduced soon in Government Schools. AP Biometric System will be implemented in all schools. AP Teachers and Students should enrolled in the Biometric Attendance Register. The State government is going to implement biometric system in the government schools from the coming academic year (2016-17). It is being said that the government has been mooting implementation of the system for long and decided it as a perfect way to curb the alleged irregularities in the mid-day meal scheme. As of now biometric system is being implemented in various government departments and the top brass of the education department felt the need to implement the system to also monitor the strength of the students besides attendance of teachers.
Biometric System will be implementedin all AP Government Schools
It should be recalled that even though the Aadhaar linkage was in force, many irregularities have been noticed in the strength of the students. It is also observed that, the teachers working in remote and rural area were said to be continuously absent to their duties. Moreover, misuse of funds is alleged in the mid-day meals scheme. It is said that the student strength is shown in excess to misuse the funds. In a bid to check these irregularities, the government mooted biometric sanctioned Rs 20 crore for the same. They are confident that once installed the system will put an end to all irregularities
In a bid to curb the irregularities in the mid-day meals scheme, the government directed DEO, project officer of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and head masters of the schools to compile details like Student’s date of birth, his father’s name and the social status. The same would be computerised and link to the central server. Experts state that this system would help to check the misuse of funds as it can be checked against the biometric system to verify strength on any given day.
AP State Biometric Attendance System
Biometric technology offers advanced verification for employees in every industry or Institution. Because biometric systems identify people through physical measurements of unique human characteristics or behavior, they thwart attempts of time fraud, where one employee punches for another. Biometric systems do not require easily-lost or stolen badges, or other identifying objects.
Employee attendance verification is a major use of biometrics today. Biometrics is the science of characteristics that are unique to each individual such as fingerprints or irises. Biometrics is often used by governments, companies, banks etc. This system alsocountemployees and students, it is to ensure the accuracy of attendance. This Biometric attendance system for managing time and attendance of employees and students. With the help of this send attendance SMS to officials that whether is Absence or Presence or Parents can also can receive SMS of their children Arrival and Departure from home.
As per the government's plan, the biometric attendance system will replace the manual signing of attendance in government schools. Once it is in place, teachers will have to spend at least six hours teaching in schools, a rule which is being rampantly violated. With the some reasons, the government has decided to introduce bio metric attendance system, this decision is meant to bring in accountability in teaching practices in the state owned schools. But it has now become another bone of contention between teaching community and the state. Officials of Secondary Education Department feel that it is only way to monitor a section of teachers have other business interests other than taking classes.
Biometric Attendance System introduced soon in AP State Government Schools:While the system will help improve retention rate and thus check the drop out ratio in schools, it will control unauthorised absenteeism of teachers, which will improve the education quality. The biometric attendance system will also help the proper implementation of other incentive schemes. It will help check stealing, often done by expanding the attendance, in the implementation of the MDM scheme in schools. Similar is the case for free text books and school uniform distribution.