New Delhi: Biometric attendance of medical faculty and other staff at all the medical colleges will be an absolute must from now on as the Board of Governors in Supersession of the Medical Council of India has now taken out gazette notification to this effect.
The Gazette calls for the medical colleges to regularly capture the attendance data of the human resources at the medical college. Further, the same shall be made available on a daily basis on the respective medical colleges’ official website under a designated section
To incorporate the same, the MCI has made amendments to the three different regulations including “Minimum Standard Requirements for 50 MBBS Admissions Annually Regulations, 1999”,“Minimum Standard Requirements for 100 MBBS Admissions Annually Regulations, 1999” as well as “Minimum Standard Requirements for 150 MBBS Admissions Annually Regulations, 1999” to incorporate the following clauses
All Medical Colleges/Institutions shall install biometric attendance machine for regularly capturing the attendance of human resources as specified in these regulations.
The biometric attendance shall be made available on the Medical College Website in the form of daily attendance dashboard. The Council may seek from the Medical Colleges/Institutions, such record of attendances during or after assessment.
The maintenance of the biometric attendance system shall be the responsibility of the Medical Colleges/ Institutions. The Dean/ Principal at the discretion of the Council, shall be required to furnish an undertaking by way of an affidavit stating that the enrolment of human resources in the biometric system has been ensured in a trusted environment and the report of the biometric attendance, is authentic and correct.
The financial burden arising on account of setting up of biometric attendance system and human resources enrolment shall be borne by the respective Medical Colleges/Institution
Besides the regular attendance, the medical colleges will be required to update the same on the official websites as well
Each and every college /institute shall maintain Daily Biometric Attendance Dashboard of human resources as specified in these regulations. The Attendance Dashboard shall be provided as a sub link under the main link ‘Information under MSR Clause B.1.11’ on Home page of the College website under heading ‘Biometric attendance Dashboard’