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
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.
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.
(Kabindra Joshi) Director
Time schedule for recording and completion of APAR for the year 2019-2020 for Group ‘A ‘, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers of Central Civil Services
Date by which
activity to be completed.
Distribution of blank forms / online generation of APAR
By 31st July 2020 or earlier
Submission of Self- appraisal to reporting officer
31st August , 2020
Forwarding of report by reporting officer o reviewing officer
30th September 2020
Forwarding of report by reviewing officer to A PAR Cell / Accepting Authority (wherever provided)
15th November, 2020
Appraisal by Accepting Authority , wherever provided
31st December, 2020
(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 authority
15th January, 2021
Receipt of representation, if any, on APAR
15 days from the date of communication
Forwarding of representation to the competent authority
(a) Where there is no accepting authority for APAR
31st January, 2021
(b) Where there is accepting authority for APAR
15th February, 2021
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 APAR will be finally taken on record