Bhubaneswar: Government will keep a close watch on the government college lecturers. Using IT technology the government will monitor their activities in the campus.

State higher education minister Arun Sahu said that biometric systems will be applied to monitor the lecturers in the 52 government colleges of the state. He said now 16 Colleges have this system. World Bank fund will be used to introduce the system in all the 52 colleges.

Sahu said the government is soon coming out with a notification to ensure 7 hours presence of lecturers in the campus instead of 5 hours.

Sahu was addressing the principals of government college lecturers, where on Sunday. HE principal secretary Saswat Mishra, additional secretary Partha Mishra, Laxmidhae Mohanty, director Niranjan Sahoo and Council VC Ashok Das were present.