Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated the 18th April 2019
Subject: Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) on SPARROW (Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Window) of Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers- Extension of timelines for completion of APAR online for the year 2018-19.
The undersigned is directed to say that a large number of officers of the Central Government Ministries/Departments have been deputed for election duty in the General Election to the Lok Sabha, 2019. It is understood there would be practical difficulties in recording of APAR online as per the target dates prescribed in DoPT O.M.No.21011/01/2005-Estt.(A)(Ptll) dated 23rd July, 2009, through SPARROW platform, for officers deputed for election duty.
2. The matter has been examined in this Department and it has been decided with the approval of competent authority that the target dates prescribed in O.M. dated 23rd July, 2009 be relaxed as one time measure only for online generation, filling up of self-appraisal, reporting, reviewing and acceptance of APAR for the year 2018-19 through SPARROW portal for all Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers. The revised target dates for online recording and completion of entire APAR process for the year 2018-19 is enclosed as Annexure. This relaxation is subject to the condition that no remarks shall be recorded in the APAR for the year 2018-19 after 31.12.2019.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.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
All Ministries /Departments/ Cadre Controlling Authorities of the Government of India.
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.No.||Activity||Date by which the activity to be completed|
|1||Submission of self-appraisal to the reporting officer||30th June, 2019|
|2||Forwarding of report by reporting officer to reviewing officer||31st July, 2019|
|3||Forwarding of report by Reviewing Officer Administration/APAR Cell or the acceptin authority (wherever provided)||31st August, 2019|
|4||Appraisal by accepting authority, wherever provided||15th 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 where there is accepting authority||15th September, 2019|
25th September, 2019
|6||Receipt of representation, if any, on APAR||15 days from the date of communication|
|7||Forwarding of representation to the competent authority|
(iii) where there is no accepting authority for APAR
(iv) Where there is accepting authority for APAR
|3th September, 2019|
31st October, 2019
|8||Disposal of representation by the competent authority||Within one month of the date of receipt of representation by the competent authority|
|9||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|
|10||End of entire APAR process, after which the APAR will be finally taken on record||31st December 2019|