Delta State government has officially commenced the pilot phase of machine clock-in and clock out scheme to monitor attendance of public servants at work places.
The State Head of Service, Mr Reginald Bayoko who visited some MDAs in Asaba to verify the level of implementation and the workability of the clock-in and clock-out machine and the reaction of civil servants, noted that the challenges being experienced with the use of the device would be surmounted with time.
He explained that the handling of the computer devices by the administrators and civil servants might not recognise the individuals if not properly handled.
The Head of Service also noted that the issue of deployment and posting of officers were not a challenge to the workability of the machine but would be sorted by the administrator handling the machine as it concerns each staff.
He also allayed the fears of some civil servants of people coming about the same time to clock-in, saying that the sequence in which they clock-in would enable management to determine their cases adequately.
At the Delta State Ministry of Women Affairs, Community and Social Development , the Commissioner Reverend Williams Omatsola welcomed the innovation, saying that it was for the greater good of civil servants and Deltans at large.
Many civil servants complained that the devices were ineffective due to network challenge.