Extension of timelines for recording of APAR of Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers of CCS for 2019-2020
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
30th March 2020
Subject : Extension of timelines for recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) of Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers of Central Civil Services for the year 2019-2020.
In continuation of this Department’s O.M. No.21011/1/2009-Estt.(A)(Pt.II) dated 27.03.2020 extending the timeline for distribution of blank APAR forms and completion of self-appraisal for Group ‘A’ officers of Central Civil Services owing to situation arising out of the lockdown due to spread of corona virus, it has been decided, with the approval of the competent authority, that the revised target dates for distribution/online generation, recording and completion of entire APAR process for the year 2019-20 for Group ‘A’, `B’ and ‘C’ officers of Central Civil Services shall be as specified in the Annexure. This relaxation is a one-time measure only for the APAR year 2019-20, and is subject to the condition that no remarks shall be recorded in the APAR for the year 2019-20 after 31.12.2020. Where the reporting, reviewing and the accepting authority fail to record their comments within the time frame, the officer reported upon may be assessed on the basis of the overall record and self-assessment for the year, if he has submitted his self-appraisal within stipulated time.
2. It has further been decided that for the APAR year 2019-20, the extended timelines specified in the Annexure shall also apply to the reporting I reviewing I accepting authorities, who have demitted office or retired from service on or after 29.02.2020. They shall be allowed to record their remarks till the respective extended cut-off dates.