The deadlines for recording and completing of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) for the year 2020-21 of Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and `C’ has been extended. As per the latest instructions, the entire APAR process will be completed by 31st March 2022. The dates have been extended due to the prevailing COVID 19 situation across the country.
The order issued by the DoPT says that in view of the prevailing situation, it has been decided to further extend the timelines for distribution/online generation, recording and completion of APAR for the year 2020-21 for Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers of Central Civil Services, as a one-time measure.
The DoPT also said that the extended timelines for the APAR year 2020-21 will also apply to the reporting/reviewing/accepting authorities, who have demitted office or retired from service on or after 28.02.2021. They will be allowed to record their remarks till the new cutoff dates
Earlier the DoPT had issued an order, delinking recording and completion of APAR for the year 2020-21 from the conduct of Annual Medical Examination and thereafter submission of the summary of medical report extended to 31.12.2021. Read: Timeline for submission of the summary of Medical Report for APAR extended