Extension of timelines for Recording of APAR

No.21011/02/2015-Est(A-II)-Part II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
11th June 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of timelines for recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) of Group ‘A’, `B’ and ‘C’ officer of Central Civil Services for the year 2019-2020.

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The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 30.03.2020 on the above subject, extending the timelines for distribution/online generation, recording and completion of APAR for the year 2019-20 for Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers of Central Civil Services, as a one-time measure, owing to the situation arising out of the lockdown due to spread of corona virus.

2. In view of prevailing situation, it has been decided to further extend the timelines for distribution/online generation, recording and completion of APAR for the year 2019-20 for Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers of Central Civil Services, as a one-time measure, as specified in Annexure.

3. The extended timelines for the APAR year 2019-20 shall also apply to the reporting / reviewing / accepting authorities, who have demitted office or retired from service on or after 29.02.2020 and they shall be allowed to record their remarks till the respective extended cut-off dates.

4. Further, the decision conveyed vide O.M. of even number dated 22.05.2020 delinking recording and completion of APAR for the year 2019-20 from the conduct of Annual Medical Examination and thereafter submission of summary of Medical Report by 31.12.2020, shall continue.

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Time schedule for recording and completion of APAR for the year 2019-2020 for Group ‘A ‘, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers of Central Civil Services

SI. No.ActivityDate by which activity to be completed.
(1)(2)(3)
1.Distribution of blank forms/ online generation of APARBy 31st July 2020 or earlier
2.Submission of Self-appraisal to reporting officer31st August 2020
3.Forwarding of report by reporting officer to reviewing officer30th September 2020
4.Forwarding of report by reviewing officer to A PAR Cell/ Accepting Authority (wherever provided)15th November 2020
5.Appraisal by Accepting Authority, wherever provided31st December 2020
6.(i)  Disclosure of APAR to the officer reported upon where there is no accepting authority 31st December 2020
(ii)  Disclosure of APAR to the officer reported upon where there is accepting authority15th January 2021
7.Receipt of representation, if any, on APAR15 days from the date of communication
8.Forwarding      of     representation      to     the competent authority(a) Where there is no accepting authority for APAR(b) Where there is accepting authority for APAR 31st January 202115th February 2021
9.Disposal of representation by the competent authorityWithin one month of the date of receipt of representation by the competent authority
10.Communication of the decision of the competent authority on the representation by the APAR cellWithin 15 days of finalization of decision by competent authority
11.End of entire APAR process, after which APAR will be finally taken on record31st March 2021

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(Kabindra Joshi)
Director

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