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Soon, no more biometric attendance for visually impaired teachers of Delhi government schools

Soon, no more biometric attendance for visually impaired teachers of Delhi government schools

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government will soon allow all visually-impaired teachers and staff of government schools be able to mark their attendance manually, and not through the Aadhar biometric.

"The Delhi government received many complaints from various teachers and staff regarding the issue of biometric attendance for the visually impaired teachers and we will act accordingly," said an official.

The government earlier decided that all the attendance of the teachers will only happen through the biometric identification and the system was introduced in all the schools.

Gradually, the visually impaired teachers found the problems associated with regular biometric identification. They also realised that the manual method would be more suitable for use. The teacher earlier approached authorities with such problems and the issues were raised to the government. "We urged the authorities to consider our cases and the authorities have listed to our problems. We can understand that it is not easy to make different rules for every teacher but we really face this problem. We have heard that the government will soon allow the manual attendance for us," said a teacher.

According to the sources the officials, ministers and even the LG have understood the problem when explained the matter. "We are aware of the problem but when we took the decision it was for all. Now as we have specific issues then it would be easier for us to take action for this. The visually impaired teachers would need this benefit because its a necessity and the government will ensure that," said an official. Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare will recruit 92 Special teacher posts. Candidates who are based in Delhi and would be willing to take up teaching job can apply for the posts on or before December 7, said an official. Candidates should appear for the walk-in-interview whenever the Department releases the date.

Sayantan Ghosh

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