The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) school board in India will be introducing a biometric attendance system in 456 primary schools when the new academic year starts in June, reports Indian Express.
The project has cost Rs 10 million to implement, and it covers lower and upper primary municipal schools, 3,600 teachers, non-teaching staff and about 300 vidya sahayaks.
The biometric attendance project was originally launched in 2010 in Bharuch and Sabarkanta. It’s since expanded to cover 7,000 schools in eight districts. HCL Infosystems runs the program and is in the process of collecting data for the schools that will be adding the system this year.
The project was supposed to have been implemented in all state schools by 2012, but officials say that Assembly elections and technical problems caused delays. The program deadline for data collection was extended to January 31, 2013.
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