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HP High Court Direction on attendance in offices

BIJENDER SHARMA | November 17, 2022 11:08 AM

SHIMLA: The High Court of Himachal Pradesh has directed the Chief Secretary to the Government of Himachal Pradesh, to issue necessary directions to all the departments, Boards & Corporations of the State Government that henceforth, attendance of all the officers/officials, employed therein, by way of biometrics, is made operational.

A Division Bench comprising Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan, and Justice Virender Singh, passed this order on an Execution Petition wherein attendance of official/officer from the office of Directorate of Higher Education, Shimla, was required, but they did not reach before the Court though it was 10.05 AM.

The Court took serious note of the matter and observed that the Central Government, after reviewing COVID-19 situation, issued instructions for resumption of biometric attendance in all its ministries. The Court also noticed that many of the State Governments have made it mandatory for their employees to mark their attendance through biometrics system, but the State Government appears to be under slumber as it has still not revoked the suspension of biometric attendance.

The matter has been ordered to be listed on 22.11.2022, for compliance.

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