Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government is planning to introduce biometric attendance system in junior colleges across the State in order to track timing and attendance of the teachers.
The biometric system will be installed in 490 junior colleges in order to keep vigil on arrival and departure time of the teachers to the colleges, sources said.
Earlier on Friday, the Higher Education Department issued an order to teachers of all government and aided non-government colleges in the State to perform their duty for at least seven hours.
The biometric system will enable the Department to implement the order effectively, said an official.
With an aim to improve quality education in junior colleges, the State Government has also urged the teachers to devote time for the library, research and extra classes, apart from the usual teaching work.
The Department also made 75 per cent attendance compulsory for the students, failing which
they shall not be allowed to appear in the end-term examination, said the notification.