From the next fiscal year, the central government will start filing of officers’ performance reports online. This will help curb the delay in the submission of employees confidential report which in turn use to hamper his/her promotion.
Working on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directive it has also been decided that an officer can be assessed solely on the basis of his/her overall record and self-assessment for a year if his Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) is not recorded by December 31 of the assessment year.
Modi wants greater transparency in babus work and online filing of the performance reports will help in achieving that goal.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has written to all cadre-controlling authorities like the Home Ministry (for Indian Police Service), Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (for Indian Forest Service), Department of Public Enterprises (for central public sector enterprises) and the Department for Financial Services (for public sector banks, financial and insurance companies) in this regard.
The letter referred to instructions issued last year by the DoPT in which the authorities concerned were asked to ensure online filing of APARs.
“Now it has been decided to ensure online filing of annual performance reports of all officers of 36 central civil services including those in Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS). The National Informatics Centre has been asked to develop an online module in this regard,” said an official of DoPT.