From January 15, workers of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation will need to wear GPS wrist watches that will tack their real time motion.
“The company that will be producing the watches has stated that they will be available from January 15. Salaries of the employees will be tracked only by these watches,” the commissioner told Newsline.
As many as 4,000 watches are ordered in the initial stage.
Throughout the GPS wrist watches, the actual time movement of their workers will be tracked during their duty hours and accordingly, their salaries will be deducted if their GPS don’t show eight hours of duty.
Opposing the transfer, several employees had written a letter to Commissioner Yadav.
From the letter, they had said that these watches are similar to a”mounted strain on their wrists” and might make them feel as”bonded labour”.
The letter written by convener of the coordination committee of the government MC employees had said,”I’ve been led to tackle your itself to reconsider and trash the movement of mandating GPS-enabled watches for the MC employees, since the move will create an effects of fantastic resentment and anguish one of the MC staff. Sir, they’re doing their duties with deep awareness of diligence, dedication and commitment. They will feel like bonded labour with those watches. The movement to mandate sport watches will cause suspicion in their minds about being looked at as non-performing workers.”
The letter had stated,”Their job can endure with this mounted strain on their wrists. Sir, this type of technology is neither effective nor used for any government workers from the history of Chandigarh and they all fear that this is going to be the sheer wastage of tax payers’ valued cash ” The coordination committee also specified that biometric system is there for presence and centralised online complaint booking and also redressal system was monitoring the duty hours of the workers.