Edu ministry workers’ biometric registration begins

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) started biometric registration of 282,000 Ministry of Education workers for transparency in government institutes.

The execution stage of the biometric registration program began on February 17 and IARCSC head Nader Naderi was the first person to register in the process.

The commission had said all fundamental information of civil services officers would be collected in a single system over the next one year for better human resources planning.

Mohammad Mirwais Balkhi, acting education minister, told a ceremony making the launch the ministry’s workers biometric registration in Kabul today, that the system was vital for structural and human resources management of the Ministry of Education.

He said his ministry with 282,000 civil workers formed 70 percent of the country’s all civil servants and their biometric registration would solve basic problems and challenges they faced.

“This process which was kicked off in cooperation with IARCSC in Kabul would be soon extended to other provinces of the country,” he added.

The biometric registration comes after reports about the presence of ghost teachers and workers in the education ministry and allegations of administrative corruption.

Balkhi said they would no longer face allegations of the past after using the biometric system and the ministry would be able to provide accurate statistics to the people.

“By using this system, the ministry would be sure about the real presence of its workers and teachers in departments and schools as well as it would simplify time-consuming processes and help provide better access to information”, he said.

Balkhi asked all workers of his ministry to register in the Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS) so it would help them have access to their rights legally. (Pajhwok)