UT Employees’ Annual Performance Process Streamlined

Oct 08, 2018 20:06 | Chandigarh

Chandigarh, October 8, 2018:  In a major transformation aimed at streamlining the process of annual performance appraisals of the Government Employees, Annual Performance Appraisal Reports (APAR) for the FY 17-18 have been completed in the online mode. The earlier system was plagued with delays often caused by transfer of officers to their parent state or other locations. It is for the first time that the appraisals of most of the GroupA, B and C employees has been completed in time. Of close to 13000 employees whose performance was due, 98.25% had submitted their self-assessments online. Subsequently, the APARs were written at 3 levels by the Reporting Authority, Reviewing Authority and Accepting Authority of the respective employees. Compliance in excess of 98% has been achieved at all these levels. Currently performance rating are being disclosed to the employees.

A review meeting in this regard was held today under the Chairmanship of Sh. Jitender Yadav, IAS, Special Secretary IT. He lauded the efforts of all the departments and said, “It was a mammoth task spanning large number of employees and officers. Given that the system has been implemented for the first time and lack of computer knowledge of most of the employees, achieving such levels of compliance is noteworthy”. He also requested all the departments to come forward with their suggestions and feedback for better implementation of the initiative in the next financial year.

Speaking during the meeting, Director Information Technology, Sh. Arjun Sharma, IAS said, “We have created a dedicated cell for capacity building and handholding of employees. Nodal officers and master trainers were identified in each department. Continuous communication and feedback have ensured timely completion of the cycle”.

It was also apprised during the meeting that the APAR activity was successfully preceded by filing of Annual Property Returns online for the first time. Compliance in excess of 90% was also reported. In order to further streamline the employee functions, work on online service books and online Ex-India leave modules would be taken up aggressively