Under this clause as it is proposed each department will be able to have a different system. At present there is a great deal of difference in the manner *in which the departments record the .attendance oLdtmir officials. Usually there is a 'book to be signed. In some of the departments the officials have to sign the hook when they come in, when they go out at noon, when they come back after lunch and when they leave. In other departments the official signs the book when he comes in the morning and when he goes in the afternoon but at no other time. In some of the departments at half past nine a red line is drawn below the signature of those who have come in on time and all those who are late sign under the red line, thus there is a record showing whether they are late or not.
In other departments there is no red line drawn and no record taken. The official is allowed to mark his time whenever he likes.
If he comes in at 9.30 a.m. and chooses to mark hie arrival at 9.15 aim., that is all there is to it and he gets no black mark. I claim there should be some uniformity in the system that is followed. If only to sign twice is the proper thing, well and good, but have it apply to every department. I think it is a mistake to leave it to the deputy minister, or the head of the department, to say what system shall be followed. The Civil Service Commision should have the necessary power, and there should be one uniform rule for every department in the Service.
Subtopic: AND TO BRING THE OUTSIDE SERVICE UNDER ITS PROVISIONS.