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Aadhaar enabled Biometric Attendance System (AeBAS)

Department of Information Technology & Communication, Government of Nagaland

Aadhaar based Biometric Attendance Systemis an initiative under the “Digital India” programme of the Government of India and the system which was initially implemented in all the Central Government Offices is now extended to the offices of all the State Governments. The Department of IT&C had successfully implemented the Aadhaar based Biometric Attendance System in the Nagaland Civil Secretariat in the financial year 2015-16 and constant updation is being done on regular basis. Currently, total of 1526 employees have been registered in Biometric Attendance System and efforts are underway to help other Departments / Offices to use Biometric Attendance System.


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About AeBAS

The Government of India, as part of the ‘Digital India’ Programme, decided to implement a common Biometric Attendance System (BAS) based on Aadhaar authentication. The system would enable an employee to register attendance by presenting his/her biometric (fingerprint/Iris) which is then authenticated online by performing a one-to-one match with the biometric data stored in the UIDAI database (CIDR) against the employee’s Aadhaar number.


While several government offices had implemented standalone electronic attendance systems where the manual, register entries were replaced by electronic attendance marked through smartcards or biometric systems, these systems did not permit easy sharing of attendance data across various levels of the system. Therefore the Government felt that it would be more appropriate to develop and implement a centralized system for monitoring attendance in various government offices, leveraging the existing identity infrastructure created by Aadhaar, which would then result in reducing cost, improving efficiency and providing scalability.


AEBAS, the Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System is based on Aadhaar Authentication. It is an attendance system with real time monitoring and has comprehensive MIS.