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Telangana: Private school teachers urge state govt to implement biometric attendance

As the Telangana government recently issued orders mandating the implementation of Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance for students, teachers, and non-teaching staff in all higher education institutions in the state, private school teachers have questioned why this system is not made mandatory in schools. Teachers have also urged the government to implement the same in all schools.

Few private schools have a biometric attendance system, but it is not linked to the education department, and school administrations have installed the device for their own benefit rather than the benefit of the teachers, according to a few teachers.

Bhaskar Rao, a private school teacher said, “Implementing biometric attendance in all the higher education institutions is a good initiative but why is it not been implemented in schools. In most of the private schools, the management is appointing unqualified teachers and are not maintaining staff attendance registers to avoid income tax issues. In this case, many genuine private teachers are deprived of various schemes implemented by the State government as the schools are unable to show the documents. It will be easy to get the attendance details of teachers and students if biometrics are installed in schools.”

On the condition of anonymity, a private school teacher said, “I have not seen any attendance registers in my school nor I have signed in some book for attendance. Biometrics will help in keeping a record of attendance details of teachers and management. The schools which have biometric systems are not linked to the education department. Only if it is linked with the department then only the school management will maintain a record.”

Shabbir Ali, president of Telangana Private Teachers’ Forum, said, “If biometric systems are implemented in schools only then it will be useful for the teacher’s welfare, as qualified teachers will be appointed in the schools. Hence, we request the State government to make the biometric system compulsory in all the schools.”



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