//Why Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System is an Important in Government Offices

Why Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System is an Important in Government Offices

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The Government of India is promoting Digital India programme to make India digitally empowered in the field of technology. The ‘Digital India’ Programme includes implementation of common Biometric Attendance System (BAS) along with Aadhaar authentication. To keep attendance records of Government employees centrally, attendance.gov.in has been implemented to monitor attendance at a common place.
One of the major problems in developing countries is the absenteeism/irregularities of government officials. As the presence of officials on time directly impacts productivity and efficiency which cannot be monitored with manual attendance. Central Government of India has mandated all the government organizations to adhere to Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS). The Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System has been designed to improve productivity and punctuality of government employees. The system authenticates employee’s attendance using Aadhaar number generated by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). It is a cloud based Biometric Attendance System (BAS) that monitors attendance of employees in real-time.

Traditional method of marking attendance involves manual registers which results into time theft and involves high possibility of human errors. Paper-based attendance marking consumes more time. Although the RFID card-based attendance system is more secured than the manual attendance, but it involves high chance of misusing the cards.

It is of no wonder that irregularity of Government officials results into delay in work. To overcome the challenges of manual attendance process, Government of India has decided to implement cloud based biometric attendance system based on Aadhaar authentication. The attendance process involves user’s unique Aadhaar number and fingerprint as biometric credential for authentication.

Let’s have a look at some of the scenarios where AEBAS device plays vital role for attendance application.

It is truly said that teachers are responsible to empower student’s knowledge. One of the issues confronting numerous educational institutes is the irregularity of staff (teachers). It becomes important to have track of teacher’s presence who are irregular at work. Aadhaar enabled biometric attendance system plays vital role to minimize absenteeism or irregularity of staff as it helps track in-time and out-time accurately.

One of the fastest growing government sectors is Healthcare. Taking care of patients must be the priority for every healthcare sectors. Absenteeism and irregularities of doctors and healthcare staff directly hinders in providing quality care to patients. These results into dissatisfaction over the performance and quality of health services. Implementing biometric attendance system (BAS) addresses issues of tardiness and irregularity at work and ensures around the clock operations.


Government transportation industry comprises of Railways, Airports and State Bus. It is widely accepted that transportation sector is quite dependent on timely service. To ensure timely deliveries and services to public. So, implementing time-attendance system is very essential to track absences and irregularities of employees.

Apart from above mentioned, Government sectors including Manufacturing, BFSI, Law and Order, Defence, Power Utilities, Oil & Refinery, and more requires implementation of Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) to improve efficiency and productivity.

There are two types of attendance device for authentication of employees – Tablet based, and Embedded linux based biometric device. When talking about tablet-based authentication mode, it is considered that the life time of tablet-based device is not that good when compared with biometric device. Biometric devices are more appropriate as these terminals are specifically built for attendance purpose (for single application), with longer life span when compared with android based tablet device.

To address challenges of Government sectors, Matrix has specifically designed its cutting-edge Fingerprint and RFID Card based Aadhaar Enabled Time-Attendance Terminal – COSEC VEGA FAXQ. Matrix expands its Time-Attendance portfolio to meet the functional requirements for employee time tracking system of Government organizations. COSEC VEGA FAXQ is Specifically Designed for Attendance Management of Government Employees, on a Linux Platform for Long Term Consistent Performance, providing immune to viruses and malware. This device offers unique advantages in terms of connectivity, technology, usage environment and ease of use. This device supports fingerprint as well as Mifare smart card as credential.

Hence, AEBAS monitors attendance of Government Officials on real-time basis. It provides multiple access points for government employees to mark attendance from any location/office. The attendance reports get reflected on the centralized attendance portal https://attendance.gov.in/