‘Attendance website’ to track all Govt. employees

Indian government has launched a centralized ‘attendance website’ to monitor and track the work of all central government employees, reports the Indian Express. The website, attendance.gov.in, is still under development and is expected to be similar to the websites of the Jharkhand government and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology.

The Jharkhand government’s website for example displays the total number of employees, active employees, in-office employees, sign-in time statistics, presence graph and the attendance trend. The new government website will also be similarly open to the public. While not fully functional, it currently displays the list of 135 registered organizations and over 16,000 users.

The system will work by recording entries from biometric devices in government offices and acting as a centralised management information system for attendance. All government staff will be assigned a unique six digit ID based on the last or first six digits of their Aadhaar cards, which will be used for validation. A department will have to login to the website and create a master list of all its offices, designations and groups within the organization to register with the system.

ValueFirst to manage MP government’s online presence

ValueFirst Digital Media acquired the social media mandate from the PR body of the Madhya Pradesh government, Madhya Pradesh Madhyam, reports exchange4media. According to the contract, the company will be responsible for handling Madhya Pradesh government’s social media presence on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter etc., to raise awareness about its initiatives.

Founded in 2003, ValueFirst offers enterprise communications, media and social media solutions for targeted marketing and claims to have over 2500 customers. It offers its services through Internet and mobile platforms via communication channels like voice, WAP, SMS, email, social media and mobile video.

Previously in 2013, ValueFirst had invested $1 million in online shopping search engine Buyt.in and had acquired the mobile video ad push service clk2c.com.

HRD Ministry launches website to track statistics on government schools without toilets

HRD Ministry’s Department of School Education and Literacy has launched a website that allows interested parties to check the number of government schools without toilets and the ones with dysfunction toilets (for both girls and boys) at state, district and block levels.

The site also provides contact details, including mobile number and email IDs, of the state and district level project directors.