Auto-forward of APAR on SPARROW from one stage to next stage after the specified due date will be introduced from the APAR year 2022-23 onwards.
F.No. A-2801 2/1/2023-Group A-CGA/(12404)/616
(Government of India)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E Block, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi-110023
Dated: 06th June, 2023
SubJect: Auto-forward of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) on “SPARROW” (Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window) in respect of Indian Civil Accounts Service- reg.
It has been observed that the timelines for APAR process issued by DoP&T vide its OM No. 21011/1/2005-Estt(A)(Pt.II) dated 23.07.2009 have not been adhered to in many instances.
2. The timelines are reiterated as below:
|S.No||Activity||Date by which to be completed|
|1||Distribution of blank forms/ online generation of APAR||31st March (this may be completed even a week earlier)|
|2||Submission of Self-Appraisal to Reporting Officer||15th April|
|3||Forwarding of report by Reporting officer to Reviewing Officer||30th June|
|4||Forwarding of report by Reviewing Officer to APAR Cell / Accepting Authority (wherever provided)||31st July|
|5||Appraisal by Accepting Authority, wherever provided||31st August|
|6 (a)||Disclosure of APAR to the officer reported upon (where no Accepting Authority)||01st September|
|6 (b)||Disclosure of APAR to the officer reported upon (where Accepting Authority)||15th September|
|7||Receipt of representation, if any, on APAR||15 days from the date of communication|
|8||Forwarding of representation to the competent authority.|
|(a)||Where there is no accepting authority for APAR||21st September|
|(b)||Where there is accepting authority for APAR||06th October·|
|9||Disposal of representation by the competent authority||Within one month o date of receipt 0f representation by competent authority|
|10||Communication of the decision of the competent authority on the representation by APAR Cell||15th November|
|11.||End of entire APAR Process, after which the APAR will be finally taken on record.||30th November|
3. Controller General of Accounts has taken a serious view of non-compliance of these timelines. It has been decided that to ensure compliance of APAR timelines, provision of auto forwarding of APAR from one stage to next stage after the specified due date will be introduced from the APAR year 2022-23 onwards.
4. Keeping this in view, the officers who have not yet submitted the self appraisal (due date 15th April, 2023) are advised to submit self-appraisal to their reporting officer immediately, without any further delay, but not beyond lih June 2023 . If the officer reported upon does not submit the APAR by lih June 2023, the same will be auto forwarded to reporting officer for report. The Reporting and Reviewing Officers need also adhere to the timelines. The Officers reported upon may also follow up and ensure timely completion of the exercise by their Reporting and Reviewing Officers.
Jt. Controller General of Accounts