No.21011/02/2015 – Estt.(A-ll)-part.II Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi-110001 Dated 17th June, 2021
Subject: Extension of timelines for recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) in respect of Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers of Central Civil Services for the year 2020-21
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s OM of even number dated 14.04.2021 on the above subject, extending the timelines for distribution / online generation, recording and completion of APAR for the year 2020- 21 for Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers of Central Civil Services , as a one-time measure, owing to the situation arising out of the lock down due to spread of corona virus.
2. In view of the prevailing situation, it has been decided to further extend the timelines for distribution / online generation, recording and completion of APAR for the year 2020-21 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 2020-21 shall a1so apply to the reporting / reviewing / accepting authorities, who have demitted office or retired from service on or after 28.02.2021 and they shall be allowed to record their remarks till the respective extended cut-off dates.
4. Further, the decision conveyed vide OM of even number dated 14.06.2021 delinking recording and completion of APAR for the year 2020-21 from the conduct of Annual Medical Examination and thereafter submission of summary of medical report by 31.12.2021, shall stand.
Sd/- (Murali Bhavaraju) Deputy Secretary to the Govt of India
Time schedule for recording and completion of APAR for the year 2020-21 for Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers of Central Civil Services
Date by which activity to be completed
Distribution of blank forms/ on line generation of APAR
31st July, 2021
Submission of self-appraisal to the reporting officer
31st August, 2021
Forwarding of report by reporting officer to reviewing officer
30th September, 2021
Forwarding of report by Reviewing Officer to APAR Cell/ Accepting authority (wherever provided)
15th November, 2021
Appraisal by Accepting Authority , wherever provided
15th December, 2021
(i) Disclosure of APAR to the officer reported upon where there is no accepting authority
30th November, 2021
(ii) Disclosure of APAR to the officer reported upon where there is accepting authority.
31st December, 2021
Receipt of representation, if any, on APAR
15 days from the date of disclosure
Forwarding of representations to the competent authority
(i) Where there is no accepting authority for APAR.
31st December, 2021
(ii) Where there is accepting authority for APAR
15th January, 2022
Disposal of representation by the competent authority
Within one month of the date of receipt of representation by the competent authority
Communication of the decision of the competent authority on the representation by the APAR Cell
Within 15 days of finalization of decision by competent authority
End of entire APAR process, after which the APAR will be finally taken on record.