Attendance Register is a tool to record the regularity of a student, teacher, employee on a day to day basis. It is used for payroll/salary purposes except for students.
Attendance should be, ideally, marked twice a day, one in the morning or beginning of the school day and the other at the end of the school day. No blank spaces should be left in the register and no dots in pencil should be marked in it. It should be filled in with ink only.
Records and Registers are maintained to make administration work efficiently. Mainly it is required for the following reasons. To provide an exact report of students to parents, society, and government. To check attendance. To maintain the history of the child in academic, curricular, and co-curricular activities.
Accurate record-keeping maintains student progress and activities in the school. It also helps in maintaining teaching progress. Educators need paperwork for routines, procedures, time table, etc. So if the record is maintained it will be easy for teachers to carry out the work.
Attendance register for teachers is used to calculate the salary like the present, absent, late comings, holidays, on-job training and other kinds of applicable leaves.
Heads of schools have been given a mandate to validate teachers on e-pay slip portal, teachers who absent themselves from school for the whole month without any permission may loose their salaries if the head fails to validate them.
Teachers, Office Admins, and SME business owners need to keep records of employee’s attendance in detail.
Previously, the attendance registers were physically maintained on paper sheets or books. Slowly and gradually, with the increase in the usage of computers, people started maintaining records on the computer.
Furthermore, with the advancement of technology, we can now see the fingerprint machines at many companies. These advanced systems are comparatively expensive and it will require government to support the schools to acquire such technology.