Kerala secretariat | Photo: Mathrubhumi Archives
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government has initiated proceedings to bring strict restrictions on employees and visitors to the secretariat. Along with installing a biometric punching machine to record the attendance, an access control system will be set up to ensure that staff is present at their respective desk.
Gates which could be opened only using identity cards will be established in the corridors and in front of offices. This will assist to keep a record of the entrance and exit of the secretariat staff and visitors who reach here.
A staff who works extra time of at least 2 hours daily in the office will obtain 1200 minutes of grade time. Using this, the staff can go out of office daily for a maximum of 2 hours and 15 minutes. This will also include 45 minutes allotted for lunch. If the staff spent more than the allotted time, half day's leave will be marked on that particular day. Spending more than 4 hours outside office will result in a whole day's leave.
Cards to be issued for visitors
The visitors will have to produce any of their identity cards after reaching the secretariat. Later, a visitor’s card, which could be used in the access control system for entering the office will be issued to the visitors. The visitors have to return the cards on leaving. Rs 500 fine will be incurred from a visitor if the card has been lost.