Modi’s Major Reform: Stricter Rules for 4.5 Million Central Government Employees. Late by 15 Minutes Now Counts as Leave

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s revolutionary new Stricter Rules on 4.5 million central government employees. From now on, arriving 15 minutes late to the office will be counted as leave. However, it does not assuming that this means employees can go home without working. If an employee is 15 minutes late, they must still work and it will be recorded as half-day leave. This reform directly impacts 4.5 million central government employees across the nation, emphasizing that drawing a salary now strictly requires punctuality and presence in the office.

The personnel and training department of the center has dealt a blow against the latecomers. The notification in this regard says that it has been decided to allow a maximum delay of 15 minutes, which means that a staff can be late for a maximum of 15 minutes. Employees across the country were directed to reach the office at 9.15 am to register their attendance. All employees, including senior officers, have been asked to use the biometric attendance system, and employees who reach the office after 9.15 am will not be paid on that day. will be treated as leave without pay. Now there is a flood of comments and posts on social media saying that this should have been implemented and that Modi is appreciative. It should also be remembered that when nearly 20 crore people are looking for employment, those who have got jobs are drowning without coming to the office after receiving their salary.

Four years ago, after the outbreak of Covid-19, office hours were disrupted. Employees have been warned that half day casual leave will be reduced if they come after 9.15 am. If, due to any reason, the employee is unable to attend the office on a particular day, the same should be intimated in advance and casual leave should be applied for,” the circular said, adding that the officials will monitor the attendance and punctuality of the employees. Their categories.
Central government offices are open from 9 am to 5.30 pm but it is common for junior level employees to arrive late and leave early.

Officials have also raised claims of rights. So says senior officials. Senior officials complain that they do not have fixed office hours as they usually leave after 7 pm. And, post-Covid, with access to electronic files, they often work from home, including on holidays or weekends, they argue. Soon after coming to office in 2014, the Modi government tried to make office hours mandatory, which was opposed by employees, many of whom argued that it was a long commute. The Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance system was monitored to ensure that people arrived on time, till the suspension of the Covid mechanism.

Senior officials say another important thing. Senior officials complain that they do not have fixed office hours as they usually leave after 7 pm. And, post-Covid, with access to electronic files, they often work from home, including on holidays or weekends, they argue. Soon after coming to office in 2014, the Modi government tried to make office hours mandatory, which was opposed by employees, many of whom argued that it was a long commute.

The Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance system was monitored to ensure that people arrived on time, till the suspension of the Covid mechanism. Many senior officials have installed biometric devices on their desks to avoid queuing up to register attendance.

The latest directive refers to the directives issued last year asking central government employees to resume biometric attendance, which started in February 2022. “Frequently arriving late and leaving office early should be taken seriously and discouraged. In offices and departments where punching is not introduced, many employees skip the office regularly or come in for short periods of time. The move has warned that more discipline will be enforced.

A warning has also been issued that if the employees sink through the outer door despite signing and punching, action will be taken including removal from work.