The Ministry of Railways has issued a notification to all Zonal Railways and PUs regarding the introduction of provisions for writing Annual Performance Appraisal Reports (APARs) for railway employees working in Grade Pay Rs. 1800/Level-1. The previous APAR proforma provided points for 8 attributes under three sections B2, B3 & B4 of Section-B for assessment of performance, with total points (B5) being the ‘record of service’ marks for assessment purpose. However, one Zonal Railway pointed out that the conversion of total numerical points for column BS5 in APARs generated for Level-1 employees gives them an advantage over their counterparts in higher pay levels during merit-based selections. Therefore, the grading of B4, i.e., overall performance, will be taken for assessment purposes for Level-1 employees where they are considered for promotion along with employees of higher pay levels, and the field BS has been removed. The revised APAR proforma has been enclosed with the notification.
Writing of APAR of Railway Employees working in Grade Pay Rs. 1800/Level-1
भारत सरकार/GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय/MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(रेलवे बोर्ड/RAILWAY BOARD)
New Delhi, dated 23.03.2023
The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways and PUs etc,
(As per standard list).
Sub: Introduction of provisions for writing of APAR of Railway Employees working in Grade Pay Rs. 1800/Level-1.
Attention is invited to instructions contained in Board’s letter No. ECNG) 1/2013/CR/1 dated 11.01.2019, through which APARs for employees in Level 1 was introduced. The proforma for APARs enclosed with the instructions provides for awarding points ranging from 1 to 5 for 8 attributes under three sections B2, B3 & B4 of Section-B 1.e. Assessment of Performance, with a note that, the total points (B5) will be the ‘record of service’ marks for assessment purpose.
- One of the Zonal Railways has pointed out that conversion of the total numerical points for the column BS5 in the APARs generated for the employees in Level-1, for selections in which the employees of Level 1 are considered for promotion along with employees of higher Levels, gives the employees in Level 1 an advantage over their counterparts in Level 2 and above in the merit-based selections. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Zonal Railways, and it has been decided that the grading of B4 i.e. Overall Performance in the APAR proforma for Level-1 employee may be taken for assessment purposes, where they are considered for promotion along with employees of higher pay levels. The field BS has therefore been done away with. The revised APAR proforma amended accordingly, is enclosed herewith.
- This disposes off S.C. Railway’s letter No.SCR/P-HQ/170 (a)/JE/P. Way/LDCE/Vol-III dated 06.12.2022.
Encl: As above.
Deputy Director Estt.(N)
Tele No. 23303658
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