Thiruvananthapuram: The government has released a circular to strictly enforce punching of attendance for secretariat employees.
The circular released by general administration department principal secretary Biswanath Sinha states that those who punch and go out without working will be caught with the help of CCTV cameras and warns of stringent disciplinary action.
Punching system was implemented in the secretariat to identify and prevent late comers. The Pinarayi government had strictly enforced the system. However, some employees found a way to overcome the new system by coming to office early only to punch in and go out without working.
There were incidents where employees punched in while on morning walk and did not work. In another instance, an employee punched in and went on an excursion. The trick helps the employees show attendance proof but they would not be present in their seat during office hours. The circular was issued after more and more employees started resorting to this trick.