Friday, 30 November 2018

Recording of Annual Performance Appraisal Report - APAR for the financial year 2017-18 in respect of CSS and CSSS officers - ALERT


Recording of Annual Performance Appraisal Report - APAR for the financial year 2017-18 in respect of CSS and CSSS officers - ALERT - reg.
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F No. 22-10/20 18-CS 1 (APAR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
2nd Floor, A-Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-3
New Delhi; the 29th November, 2018.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recording of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) for the financial year 2017-18 in respect of CSS/CSSS officers - 'Alert' regarding.

Online system for recording of APARs on SPARROW web portal has been introduced in CSS from the financial year 2015-16. Initially, it was implemented for Deputy Secretary and above level officers in CSS and equivalent levels in CSSS w.e.f. the financial year 2015-16. From the financial year 2016-17, SPARROW has been extended from Under Secretary and above levels in CSS and equivalent levels in CSSS. As per Estt. Division's O.M. dated 23.07.2009 time schedule for completion of various activities relating to PARs are as under :

Sl.No. Activity Extended timelines
1. Submission of self-appraisal PAR to the Reporting Officer by the Officer to be Reported Upon (ORU) 15th April 
2. Submission of report by Reporting Officer to Reviewing Officer 30th June
3. Report to be completed by Reviewing Officer and to be sent to Admn. 31st July

2. Keeping in view the difficulties faced by Nodal Officers in the Ministries/Departments and also the individual officers, it was decided to extend the timelines for completion of APARs online on SPARROW web portal for the financial year 2017-18 as under :-

Sl.No. Activity Extended timelines
1. Submission of self-appraisal PAR by ORU to the Reporting Officer 31st July, 2018
2. Forwarding of report by Reporting Officer to Reviewing Officer 16th August, 2018
3. Forwarding of report by Reviewing Officer to Administration/ APAR Cell 31st August, 2018

3 The progress made towards generation and completion of online APARs on SPARROW system for the financial year 2017-18 is being constantly monitored in this Department'. It has been observed that as on date 367 APARs are pending with ORUs, 404 APARs are pending with Reporting Officers and 445 APARs are pending with the Reviewing Officers. Apart from the above, a total number of 503 APARs are pending at different stages for disclosure/closure. It is note-worthy that the timelines including extended timelines for writing of APARs for the financial year 2017-18 have been over on 31 .8.2018. As per the instructions contained in OM of even number dated 24.07.2018, the entire exercise for writing of APARs in respect of CSS/CSSS officers , for the financial year 2017-18 will be closed on 31.12.2018.

4. In the meantime, a new feature for sending 'alerts' in the SPARROW web portal has been developed by the NIC (SPARROW Division) to remind the officers to complete their APAR activities on SPARROW.

5. Keeping in view the overall progress made in completion of APARs on SPARROW, the Ministries/Departments are advised to take the following actions for timely completion of APARs on SPARROW for the financial year 2017-18, before it is finally closed on 31 .12.2018.
(i) All the Ministries/Departments may send 'alerts' to all the officers to complete the APARs lying in their 'inboxes'. The facility for sending 'alerts ' are available in the revised version of 'SPARROW'.

(ii) The PARs in respect of ORUs who have still not submitted their PARs to their Reporting Officers, may be given a final chance to submit their self-appraisal to their respective Reporting Officers within 15 days from the date of issue of this OM. Thereafter, their APARs may be forceforwarded to their next level i. e. the Reporting Officer.

(iii) The Nodal officers are advised to devise a mechanism to monitor progress of completion of APARs for the financial year 2017-18 including disclosure and consideration of representation, if any by the stipulated date i.e. 31/12/2018.

(iv) It may be re-iterated that the end of entire APAR recording process on SPARROW for the financial year 2017 -18 will be on 31 .12.2018.
To
Joint Secretary (Admn.lEstt.),
All Ministry/ Departments (CSS/CSSS).

(Chandra Shekhar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: DoPT

NPS To OPS: Government of Andhra Pradesh Issued Orders based on Expert Committee


NPS To OPS: Government of Andhra Pradesh Issued Orders based on Expert Committee

National Pension System To Old Pension Scheme

Govt of AP Issued Orders based on Expert Committee

"In case it is to withdraw the Contributory Pension Scheme and in lieu of it to implement the Statutory Pension Scheme, what will be the legality of such a decision with respect to those who have already retired from service after serving under the Contributory Pension Scheme? or expired while in service?"

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

ABSTRACT

Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS/NPS)- An Expert Committee for review of the Contributory Pension Scheme and examining demand for continuing Old Pension Scheme - Constituted - Orders - Issued.

FINANCE (HR.3-PENSION-I) DEPARTMENT
G.O.R .RT.No. 2052
Dated: 28-11-2018
Read the following : -
1. G.O.Ms.No.653 Finance(Pen-1) Department, dated: 22.09.2004.
2. G.O.Ms.No.654 Finance(Pen-1) Department, dated: 22.09.2004.
3. G.O.Ms.No.655 Finance(Pen-1) Department, dated: 22.09.2004.
4. Representations from various Service Associations, public representatives for restoration of Old Pension Scheme.

ORDER :

In G.O. 1st to 3rd read above, Government of Andhra Pradesh adopted the Government of India's New Pension Scheme based on Defined Contributions for the employees of the State, who are newly recruited on or after 01.09.2004.

2. Several representations and requests have been received from various service associations and people representatives for de-adoption of Contributory Pension Scheme and restoration of Old Pension Scheme for the State Government employees.

3. Keeping in view of the representations from the service associations and people representatives, the Government hereby constitute an Expert committee with the following composition.

1Sri. S.P.Tucker, IAS (Retd),Former Chief Secretary to Government:Chairperson
2Sri. Peeyush Kumar, IAS ,Secretary to Govt (FP), Finance Department:Member Secretary
3Sri. D.Venkata Ramana,
Secretary to Government, Law Department
:Member
4Prof. K. Muniratnam Naidu(Retd),
Professor in Economics, S.P.Mahila University, Tirupathi
:Member
5Prof GalabProfessor in Economics,
Director, CESS, Hyderabad
:Member
4. Terms of reference for the committee:
i. To submit a detailed report analysing the repercussions, both legal and financial of reviewing the Contributory Pension Scheme now in force.
ii. To submit a detailed report analysing the impact of Contributory Pension Scheme on the State Finances.
iii. To suggest propositions regarding the liabilities and risks that may arise out of the agreements entered into with NPS trust and NSDL.
iv. In case it is to withdraw the Contributory Pension Scheme and in lieu of it to implement the Statutory Pension Scheme, suggest propositions for refund of the contributions made by the employees & employer so far?
v. In case it is to withdraw the Contributory Pension Scheme and in lieu of it to implement the Statutory Pension Scheme, what will be the legality of such a decision with respect to those who have already retired from service after serving under the Contributory Pension Scheme? or expired while in service?.
vi. To analyse the status of the scheme in detail and the experiences and current scenarios of other states that have implemented the Contributory Pension Scheme.
vii. In case if the scheme is continued, what are the various steps that can be taken to make it more attractive/beneficial?
viii. To make suggestions in other matters that the committee finds relevant with regard to the review of the Contributory Pension Scheme.
5. The term of the committee shall be 3 months from the date of issue of orders.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
ANIL CHANDRA PUNETHA
CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
Andhra Pradesh Issued Orders
Source: Confederation

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