Grass-root Level Workshop-cum-Training on AEBAS at Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL), Sambalpur, Odisha

Interactive session in progress
by A. K. Hota, Sambalpur -

“Digital India” programme of Government of India seeks to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. As part of this programme, Deity / NIC / UIDAI have implemented Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all Central Government offices. This initiative is now being extended to offices of all State Governments as well as Central PSUs. MCL, a pioneer PSU (Navaratna Company), has successfully implemented AEBAS at its Headquarters since 2015.

With the success of AEBAS implementation at HQ and Bhubaneswar offices, MCL aims to replace its current register based manual attendance system being followed at other mines with AEBAS. Accordingly MCL had organised an interactive Training cum Workshop session from 12th September to 15th September’2017 at company headquarters, Sambalpur

The programme was inaugurated by Shri J. P. Singh, Director (Technical / Operation) and Shri L.N. Mishra, Director (Personnel) in presence of Shri KSA Selvan, Dy GM (Telecom) / AEBAS Nodal Officer, MCL, Shri Biranchi Das Sr. Manager (Personnel), MCL, Shri A. K. Mohanty, Technical Director & AEBAS State Coordinator and Shri J. Mohanty, Technical Director, NIC.

Addressing on the occasion, Director (Technical / Operation) mentioned that MCL presently have 22000 regular and 15500 contractual employees, all of which are to be covered under this system by the end of November’2017.

This shall not only prove to be another technological adoption of the rapidly modernizing company, but shall also help in ensuring about 3,00,000 man hours per day of operations by performing more than 75000 biometric authentications per day.

Director (Personnel) emphasized the importance of AADHAR and set a deadline of 15 days for complete registration of employees including Regular & Contractual in the AEBAS MCL Portal.

The interactive Training cum Workshop session was conducted by AEBAS Team of NIC Odisha, headed by Sri A. K. Mohanty, Technical Director and AEBAS State Coordinator, Odisha, NIC, supported by Shri Janmejoya Mohanty, Technical Director, NIC, Odisha. Details of AEBAS devices installation and the procedure to implement at all levels of MCL was briefed by NIC Team. Around 250 employees of MCL ( headquarters along with its mines ) have taken part in the workshop-cum-training session.

The concluding session on 15.9.2017 was addressed by Shri KSA Selvan, Dy GM (Telecom) / AEBAS Nodal Officer, MCL. He interacted with all participants in the Q&A session. Joining on the occasion, Directors appreciated the initiative and the support provided by NIC, Bhubaneswar and encouraged all the participants to implement and familiarize themselves with the system, which can prove to be a game changer in ensuring the punctuality of all employees