Timelines for electronic submission for Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) for the year 2021-2022 – Instruction Manual for filling/ Reporting/ Reviewing APAR
EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
(Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt of India)
14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi – 110066
File No. HRM-IX/APAR/2021-2022/Timelines/11146
Dated: 03 OCT 2022
All Additional CPFCs (HQ)/ All Addl. CPFCs (Zones)
All RPFCs/OIC in charge of ROs/ ASD-HO/ ZTIs/DOs
Subject: Timelines for electronic submission for Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) for the year 2021-2022 in respect of all cadres (Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ cadres) through HR-Soft application software- regarding.
The Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) for the year 2021-2022 has become due for report and review in respect of all the officers and staff of EPFO. With the launch of APAR filling module in the HR-Soft application software, it was made mandatory for all officers in the cadre of ACC(HQ), ACC, RPFC-I, RPFC-II, APFC, DD (Vig.), AD(Vig.), DD(IS), AD(IS), Director (OL), DD(OL), AD(OL), Section Officer and EO/AAO to submit their self appraisal to report & review through electronic mode only. Now, it has been decided that the submission of APAR in respect of the all cadres shall be mandatory through electronic mode. For this, instructions were issued to all field functionaries for competing the APAR mapping process in respect of all cadres by 12th September 2022.
2. For completion of APAR process for the year 2021-2022, the timelines for various APAR activities are mentioned hereunder:-
|1||Creation of workflow and Generation of APAR||4th October 2022|
|2||Submission of self-appraisal by the officer reported upon to the Reportinq Officer||31st October 2022|
|3||Submission of report by Reportinq Officer to Reviewinq Officer||30th November 2022|
|4||Submission of report by the Reviewinq Officer||31st December 2022|
|5||Disclosure of APAR to the officer reoorted uoon||10th January 2023|
|6||Submission of representation, if any, on APAR by the officer reported upon to APAR Custodian||Within 15 days from the date of disclosure of APAR|
|7||Forwarding of representation by the APAR Custodian to the Competent Authority||31st January 2023|
|8||Disposal of representation by the Competent Authority and forwarding it to APAR Custodian||Within one month from the date of receipt of representation by the Comoetent Authority|
|9||Communication of the decision of the Competent Authority by the APAR Custodian to the officer reported upon||Within 15 days from the finalization of the decision by the Competent Authority|
|10||End of entire APAR process after which the APAR will be finally taken on record||31st March 2023|
3. It may kindly be noted that APAR of few cadres mentioned at Annexure -A shall be accepted through physical mode as per the existing paper-based format for the reporting year 2021-2022.
Encl: Instruction Manual for filling/ Reporting/Reviewing APAR
Regional P.F. Commissioner-I (HRM-IX)
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