DoPT – Introduction of SPARROW for all the cadre of CSS, CSSS and CSCS – extension of timelines for completion of APAR online on SPARROW portal for the year 2018-19

DoPT – Introduction of SPARROW for all the cadre of CSS, CSSS and CSCS – extension of timelines for completion of APAR online on SPARROW portal for the year 2018-19

F.No.22/15/2018-CS.I(APAR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, A-Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi, dated; the 28 May, 2019.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:Introduction of ‘SPARROW’ for all the cadre of CSS, CSSS & CSCS- extension of timelines for completion of APAR online on ‘SPARROW’ portal for the year 2018-19.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that a large number of officers including those belonging to CSS, CSSS and CSCS cadres have been deputed for election duty in the General Election to the Lok Sabha, 2019. Keeping in view the practical difficulties in recording of APAR online as per the target dates as prescribed in this Department’s O.M. NO.21011/1/2005- Estt.(A)(Pt.lI) dated 23rd July, 2009, through SPARROW portal, this Department has relaxed the prescribed timelines by extending the dates for online generation upto the stage of completion of the entire process of recording APARs on SPARROW portal for all Group ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ officers/officials for the year 2018-19 as a onetime measure vide O.M. No.21011/02/2015-Estt(A-II)-Part II dated 18.04.2019. (Copy enclosed).

A doubt has been expressed by some quarters as to whether the Estt. Division O.M. dated 18.04.2019 as mentioned above will also be applicable in respect of officers/officials belonging to CSS/CSSS/CSCS cadres. It is clarified that timelines extended vide O. M. dated 18.04.2019 will equally be applicable to officers/officials belonging to CSS/CSSS/CSCS for completing activities on SPARROW.

(Chandra Shekhar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Annexure

Annexure to DoPT O.M. No.21011/02/2015-Est(A-II)-Part II dated 18th April, 2019

Time schedule for generation and recording of APAR for the year 2018-19 online through SPARROW web portal for Group ‘A, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers.

S.NoActivityDate by which the activity to be completed
1Submission of self-appraisal to the reporting officer30th June, 2019
2Forwarding of report by reporting officer to reviewing officer 31st July, 2019
3Forwarding of report by Reviewing Officer to Administration/ APAR Cell or the accepting (wherever provided)31st August 2019
4Appraisal by accepting authority, wherever provided15th September, 2019
5(i) Disclosure of APAR to the officer reported upon where there is no accepting authority

(ii) Disclosure of APAR to the officer reported upon where there is accepting authority
10th September, 2019

25th September, 2019
6Receipt of representation , if any, on APAR15 days from the date of communication
7Forwarding of representation to the competent authority:
(ii) where there is no accepting authority for APAR
(iii) Where there IS accepting authority for APAR
30th September, 2019
31st October, 2019
8Disposal of representation by the competent authorityWithin one month of the date of receipt of representation by the competent authority
9Communication of the decision of the competent authority on the representation by the APAR CellWithin 15 days of finalization of decision by competent authority
10.End of entire APAR process, after which the APAR will be finally taken on record31st December 2019

Source: DoPT

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