APAR-Frequently Asked Questions
(i) Since when the entire remarks in the APAR is being conveyed to the officer reported upon for representation, if any ?
Answer — From the report for 2008-09 onwards.
(ii) On the basis of representation submitted for upgrading the grading in the ACR/APAR under OM dated 13.4.2010, can a review DPC be convened if the Competent Authority upgrades the grading to the benchmark level ?
Answer — The O.M. No. 21011/1/2010-Estt.A dated 13.4.2010 does not envisage any review DPC and it is concerned with future DPCs only to be held after the date of issue of the O.M.
(iii) What are the time schedule for completion of various processes in the APAR ?
Answer— Annexure—III to O.M. No. 21011/1/2005-Estt. (A) (Pt-II) dated 23rd July, 2009 refers. This O.M. is available in this Department’s website.
Commercial Employment after retirement for Group ‘A’ Officer
(i) What are the provisions in this regard?
Answer:— Rule 10 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 has the provisions in this regard. The latest amendment to the above rule in the CCS(Pension) Rules was notified on 23.11.2006. The procedure for grant of permission to the pensioners for commercial employment after retirement has been indicated in O.M. No. 27012/5/2010-Estt.(A) dated 5.12.2006, a copy of which is available in this Department’s website.
(ii) What is the procedure to grant permission to take up commercial employment after retirement in respect of officers retired at the level of JS/equivalent and above?
Answer: — The cadre authority/Ministry/Department from which the officer retired has to examine the proposal with reference to guidelines in this regard given in sub-rule(3) of Rule 10 of the CCS(Pension) Rules. After approval to the proposal by the Minister-in-charge of the cadre controlling Department of the Service to which such persons belongs to, and the Minister-in charge of the Department where such a person worked during last one year, the proposal has to be forwarded to for further processing.
(iii) What are the documents to be furnished to DOP&T when a proposal to grant permission to take up commercial employment after retirement in respect of officers retired at the level of JS/equivalent and above is to be considered by DOP&T ?
Answer:— The formal written request of the retired officer, notes examining the fulfillment of guidelines given in sub-rule(3) of Rule 10 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972, approval of the concerned Ministers to the proposal as explained in the previous question, the offer for commercial employment received by the retired officer, Form 25 appended to the CCS(Pension) Rules duly filled in and signed by the retired officer, an affidavit from retired officer as stated in the aforesaid O.M. dated 5.12.2006, integrity certificate for the retired officer and a check list appending the clauses (a) to (1) of sub-rule(3) of Rule 10 of CCS(Pension) Rules and the answer to such issues. The ACR APAR dossier of the retired officer should also be linked.