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Move on Biometric Attendance-Karnataka Doctors will have Adhaar-based Attendance System


Move on Biometric Attendance-Karnataka Doctors will have Adhaar-based Attendance System

The state will choose 5 medical colleges for the pilot testing

Bengaluru: In order to check on the continuous presence of doctors at medical colleges and hospitals at the time of their duties, the state government is considering an aadhaar-based attendance system. For the same, the government has set up a 14-member committee to examine the use of adhaar by different government bodies

The move comes in wake of the department receiving repeated complaints about government doctors being absent from the prescribed workplaces at the government hospitals and medical colleges and found practising in private clinics.

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Karnataka has 16 government medical colleges to which 25 hospitals are attached where more than 10,000 staffers work. The new system will monitor the attendance of permanent as well as outsourced staffs whose attendance has become a major concern for the department.

To start this attendance system, the state will choose 5 medical colleges for the pilot testing. V Manjula, additional chief secretary of Medical Education told Deccan Herald “Right now, there is a biometric attendance system in place, but we don’t have access to it. For instance, when we receive a complaint about absenteeism, we have to check with the college concerned. Under the new system, we will have a dashboard based on a centralised database to monitor attendance,” she informed.

“We are doing this to also ensure that doctors and staff are present on night duty, which is important,” Manjula stated.

The E-governance has approved the pilot testing after which the National Informatics Centre (NIC) has developed a dashboard which is linked to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) database for the adhaar-based attendance.

The additional chief secretary, e-Governance, Rajeev Chawla said “The medical education department wanted to have a better system in place to find out if doctors are in the right place,” he informed.

Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that sick of doctor absenteeism, Andhra Pradesh had proposed to attach Radio-Frequency identification (RFID) tags to doctors and medical staff to track the movement of government healthcare practitioners in the state.

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  1. Aadhar is to be used as mandatory only for the purpose of PAN, IT etc, as per the recent supreme court judgement .the MCI cannot demand disclosure of Aadhar details as per the judgement. If The MCI indulges in such unlawful activities they would be committing contempt of court. Further the Biometric attendance system only ensures attendance at a specific time . It does not prevent the workers from moving out after giving the biometric attendance. Tagging the doctors to track their movement also is an attack on the personal liberty of the involved individuals and is resorted only for crimanals who are out of jail on parole. Doctors should not accept such exploitation and insulting regulations. Further they should demand 8 hours work and suitable monetarycompensation for extra hours of work and mandatory rest period after additional work. let the babus struggle trying to mainatain the duty rosters.

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    Dr Ramesh vardhan October 19, 2018, 1:36 pm

    THE LOCAL DOCTORS HAVING ADVANTAGE OF CASTE COMMUNITY REGION RELIGION LANGUAGE AND FEVOURETISM & PROTECTION FROM THEIR POLITICAL BOSSES NOTHING TO FEAR ABOUT. THEY KNOW IT FOR SURE THE SECRETARIES , WILL COME AND GO ( MOST OF THEM ARE AS BAD AS THEIR POLITICAL BOSSES). EVEN SOME ONE FILES A LAW SUIT AGAINST GOVERNMENT – MINISTER, SECRETARY , DIRECTOR …….IT WON\’T COME FOR HEARING DURING THEIR TENURE , LIFETIME?. OUR JUDICIARY STRONGLY BELIVES IN DELAY TACTICS LIKE OUR BUEROCRACY , UNLESS SOME ONE SPEND BIG MONEY IN THE FORM BRIBE OR FEE WITH OUT RECIPT. ( BLACK COAT = BLACKMAIL / BLACKMARTING , IT SHOULD BE CHANGED TO WHITE OR ORANGE ). NO CASE IS POSTED FOR HEARING . CROOKS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOME ONE\’S WEAKNESS OR DESPERATE SITUATION. MY CASES ARE ROTTING IN THE HIGHCOURT OF KAR NATAKA , IT IS MORE THAN 4 YEARS NOT EVEN POSTED FOR HEARING .MY ADVOCATES COME OUT WITH VAGUE ANSWERS LIKE , JUDGES ARE TAKING UP CASE, LET US WAIT FOR THE GOOD JUDGE ( IS THERE ANY CRITERIA TO MAKE OUT WHO IS GOOD & WHO IS BAD ? . I EVEN TOLD THEM BRING MY CASE FOR HEARING DURING THE BAD JUDGE , I AM SICK & TAIRED OF YOUR/ ADVOCATES STORIES . I AM READY TO ACCEPT THE JUDGEMENT EVEN IF IT NOT IN FEVOUR. BUT THEY KEEP MUM WITH OUT ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS. OUR COUNTRY\’S GOVERNANCE & JUDICIARY PROBABLY ONE OF THE WORST IN THE WORLD. THAT\’S WHY EUROPEAN COURTS DOESN\’T BELIVE OR INDIAN COURTS ?. REF : ABU SALIM CASE, ITALIAN SAILORS WHO SHOTDEAD INDIAN FISHER MEN, VIJAYMALLYA , NADDEM AND MANY MORE OFFENDERS LIVING OUT SIDE , IN LONDON COMFORTABLY. DESH KE TUKDE TUKDE GANG IS FREELY MOVING AROUND WITH OUT BEING ARRESTED. BABUS THE BUEROCRATS & THEIR POLITICAL BOSSES NOTHING TO FEAR ABOUT DESPITE LOOTING PUBLIC MONEY. SOME OF THE ADVOCATES CHARING CRORES OF RUPPES EVEN PROTECT THE ROUGES / ANTISOCIALS/ ANTI-NATIONALS. IT IS HARD TO GET AN HONEST TRUTHFUL DARING DYNAMIC DECENT DIGNIFIED ADVOCATE FOR THE RIGHT CAUSE. Justice for crooks, for the good injustice is written on the wall.

  3. Medical council of India Biometric attendance is a joke. Most of the time the machine remaining faulty rest of time it does not recognise fingerprints. I think it had been intentionally made so that ghost faculties can flourish under MCI patronage.

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    Dr Ramesh vardhan October 19, 2018, 10:58 am

    The BIOMETRIC, RFID and other PREVENTIVE MEASURES Have HAVE BEEN SUGGESTED MY ME FROM THE VERY BEGINNING STARTING FROM PEON TO THE PRINCIPAL . MORE SO FOR THE STUDENTS TO BE SINCERE & DISCOPLINED. OTHERWISE THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE LIABILITY TO THE NATION. THE GOVERNMENT SPENDS CLOSE TO OR MORE THAN A CRORE TO GET THEM A BASIC MEDICAL DEGREE /MBBS. THE IS NOTHING BUT A BLOOD & SWEAT OF OUR POOR CITIZENS.

  5. I HAVE BEEN TELLING THESE GOONGS THE DAY I WAS APPOINTED ON THE INVITATION BASIS TO BIDAR MEDICAL COLLEGE , WHICH IS SAID TO BE AUTONOMOUS GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE IN THE BACKWARD REGION OF KAR NATAKA- IT WAS SHOCKING SURPRISE FOR ME TO SEE ALL SORTS OF AWKWARD THINGS HAPPENING IN THE SO CALLED MEDICAL COLLEGE. DESPITE MY REPEATED COMPLAINTS BOTH VERBAL & WRITTEN NOTHING CHANGED FOR GOOD, RATHER THINGS WENT ON BAD TO WORST. IT WAS NOT ALL FIT TO BE A MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING HOSPITAL, THERE WAS FILTH ,BOTH WITHIN & AROUND THE HOSPITAL. IT WAS SAFE-HAVEN FOR STARY ANIMALS, DESTITUTS & PRODTITUES ?. THERE WAS AN UNDERTAKING GIVEN BY THE BABU AT THE INCEPTION TO COMPLETE THE FUNCTIONAL TEACHING MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL AS PER THE M C I REQUIREMENTS. WHERE AS IT TOOK CLOSE TO 10 YEARS JUST COME OUT WITH THE BUILDING. ( FROM OUTSIDE IT LOOKS GOOD , BUT FROM INSIDE IS FILTHY , LOOKS ARE DECEPTIVE – THIS IS THE RIGHT EXAMPLE.). I HAVE BEEN TELLING EACH AND EVERY PROBLEM/ ISSUE TELEATED TO THIS MEDICAL COLLEGE FROM THE DAY I HAVE JOINED. AND ALSO GIVING APPROPRIATE SUGGESTIONS & CORRECTIVE MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM OF THIS BACKWARD REGION OF KARNATAKA. UNFORTUNATELY THE CASTEIST COMMUNAL CUNNING CORRUPT CARELESS CROOKS HAVING ADVANTAGE OF EACH AND EVERY THING BENT UPON TO GETTING RID OF ME BY ALL POSSIBLE WAYS AND MEANS. BUT I HAVE DECIDED TO FIGHT IT OUT TILL I GET THE JUSTICE , BELIEVING IN OUR NATIONAL SLOGAN\” SATYA MEVA JAYATE \” AND KEEPING MY IDOLS AS MR AJIT DOVAL & MR SUBRAMANYAM SWAMY , BABA RAMDEV & JAGGI VASUDEV SADGURU. YOU ARE FREE TO DISCUSS WITH ME , I AM PHONE CALL AWAY ,9448172069.