DoPT Orders : Extension of time lines for submission of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) in respect of Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers of Central Civil Services for the year 2020-21
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated 14th April, 2021
Subject: Extension of time lines for submission 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 time schedule for recording and completion of APAR is laid down in this Department OM No. 21011/01/2009-Estt. (A) (Pt.II) dated 23.07.2009.
2. In the light of situation arising out of COVID-19, 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 2020-21 for Group ‘A’, •B’ and ‘C’ officers/staff of Central Civil Services shall be as specified in the Annexure.
3. This relaxation is a one-time measure only for the APAR year 2020-21, and is subject to the condition that no remarks shall be recorded in the APAR for the year 2020-21 after 31.12.2021. 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.
4. It has further been decided that for the APAR year 2020-21 , the extended timelines specified in the Annexure shall also apply to the reporting, reviewing and accepting authorities , who have demitted office or retired from service on or after 28.02.2021. They shall be allowed to record their remarks till the respective extended cut-off dates.
All Ministries/Departments/Cadre Controlling Authorities of the Government of India
Time schedule for generation, recording and completion of APAR for the year 2020- 21 for Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers of Central Civil Services