The Aadhar enabled biometric attendance will be mandatory in all government aided colleges of Haryana with effect from April 1, 2017.

While stating this, a spokesman of the Higher Education Department on Tuesday said that principals of government aided colleges have been directed to purchase at least 10 Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) machines with wi-fi model each through HARTRON within a week.

They can contact District Information Officer, National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the district concerned for procedural inputs and to create database of all teaching and non-teaching employees within seven days.

He said that the principals have been directed to ensure timely installation of machines and all officers and officials of the colleges should mark attendance through AEBAS only.

Apart from this, they should also inform the name, designation, email-id and mobile number of a Technical Nodal Officer, so designated for this purpose at the college.

The compliance report would have to be sent to the office of Higher Education Department positively by March 25, 2017.