New Delhi: In another move of relief to the employees at this time of lockdown, the Central government on Monday extended the dates for initiation and completion of its employees’ annual performance appraisal reports (APARs) due to coronavirus pandemic. Also Read - NCTE to Conduct First-Ever Performace Appraisals, Will Close Poor Quality Institutions

Issuing an order, the Personnel Ministry stated that the revised target date for completion of APARs for Group A, B and C officers of central civil services has been issued. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Central Govt Employees to Get Appraisal Through New System

As per the revised schedule, the distribution of blank APAR forms needs to be completed by May 30 and the submission of self-appraisal to reporting officer by June 30, the order said. “This measure is a one-time relaxation only,” the ministry added in the order. Also Read - NGT orders reappraisal of Lakhwar project in Uttarakhand

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 accepting authority).

In the order, the ministry has further highlighted that the whole process should be completed by December 31, 2020 after which APAR will be finally taken on record.