At the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, which governs nine districts in Delhi, India, the court utilizes fingerprint biometrics systems for a time and attendance tracker of its employees, according to a Hindustan Times article.
Recently, however, they noticed that over 20,000 of their employees were getting paid without fingering in their hours. While a number of these are not yet explained, roughly 6,000 of these employees are blaming short fallings of the biometric system claiming it is not able to read their fingers due to their diabetes.
Those afflicted with the condition are claiming the condition is causing their fingers to wrinkle or crack and, subsequently, not allowing the biometric system to recognize them. Many, however, are skeptical saying that those blaming their affliction are trying to skip work without being noticed. Additionally, local doctors are claiming that they find the claims of the diabetics questionable as they have never seen such results from diabetic patients in the past.
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