At the time of lockdown and with the appraisal season around the corner, employees can heave a sigh of relief as the Central government has extended the dates for initiation and completion of its employees’ annual performance appraisal reports (APARs) due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On March 30, the Personnel Ministry, issued an order stating the revised target date for completion of APARs for Group A, B and C officers of the central civil services.
As per the order, blank APAR forms should be distributed by May 30, 2020 and employees should submit the appraisal forms to their reporting managers, latest by June 30, 2020.
As per the Ministry’s order, this measure is a one-time relaxation only.
The Ministry further stated that the disclosure of the APAR of the officer reported upon should be done by September 10 (in cases where there is no accepting authority) and by October 10 (in cases where there is an accepting authority).