Biometric attendance to be made compulsory in Telangana govt. schools from next year

Hyderabad: From next academic year, all government and local body schools in Telangana will record biometric attendance of teachers and students instead of the conventional manual system.

Though the Aadhaar biometric attendance system was already being used in 9,349 government-run schools in 12 districts across Telangana, now the Directorate of School Education has decided to extend the system to about 25,000 schools, including primary, upper primary and high schools.

As reported by Telangana Today, the department tied up with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and Telangana State Technology Services (TSTS) for implementing the Aadhaar biometric attendance. The attendance of teaching and non-teaching staff will be recorded twice a day — morning and evening — and for students, before serving the mid-day meal, so that the attendance recorded on the biometric machines could be matched with the bills submitted by school managements to ascertain the number of students consuming the mid-day meal.