LAKKI MARWAT: The government installed biometric attendance system in tehsil municipal administration on Monday to check and improve attendance of officials.

The new system was installed following complaints about absence of staffers from office without any leave or field assignment. The officers and employees of municipal administration have been directed to get themselves registered with the new system.

“All officers and employees will mark their attendance on arrival and departure time through fingerprints,” said an official. He added that the new system would help to monitor attendance, absenteeism, late arrival and early departure of employees.

He said that the biometric attendance system would also help to curb the practice of proxy attendance by employees. “The complaints that several municipal employees do not turn up for duty and receive salaries at home will also come to an end with installation of the new system,” he added.

ARREST: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested 12 proclaimed offenders during routine patrolling in the limits of Naurang circle.

An official said different parties of Shaheed Asmatullah Khan Khattak police station arrested 12 proclaimed offenders.

“The arrested men include Najibullah, Hidayatullah, Samiullah, Hamidullah, Afsar Ali, Tariq, Safeerullah, Kalim, Nisab Khan, Farhadullah and Ajmal,” he said.

PRIZE: A prize distribution ceremony of annual district primary schools sports tournament was held in Government Higher Secondary School Tajazai on Monday.

The district education officer, Nazir Ahmad Khan, was chief guest on the occasion. SDEO Qadeer Shah, ADO sports Nisar Mohammad Khan, ASDEOs, Motabar Khan and Aqal Wazir, heads of schools, teachers and students attended the ceremony.

Students presented patriotic songs and tableaus.

The DEO distributed trophies among the students, who secured positions in literary competitions and sports. He congratulated the organisers on holding the successful sports gala for the students of primary schools.

Published in Dawn, December 3rd, 2019