Around 12,000 employees at the Annamalai University will now have biometric identity cards, according to The New Indian Express.
In the first phase, biometric data and photographs of all staff have been captured and a database created. The second phase involves issuing the biometric-based identity cards. Its use in attendance management has also been inaugurated by Shiv Das Meena, IAS, principal secretary to the government of Tamil Nadu and administrator of the university.
One of Asia’s largest public residential universities, the Annamalai University is spread across 1,500 acres in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India. Since the university comes under the State government, several administrative, financial and academic measures have been taken to streamline its functioning.
So far, approximately 74 employees in the administrative office have been issued the biometric ID card. The remaining employees will be provided with biometric cards within a month.
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