Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.2017/SCC/03/06 New Delhi, Dated. 19.11.2019

General Managers
Zonal Railways, PUs

Sub: Finalization of APAR for the year 2018-19.
From 2017-18, it is mandated to file APARs for officers at the level of Junior Scale and above through SPARROW application only. A schedule for completion of APARs of Railway Officers was also advised accordingly. This time schedule is sacrosanct and it has to be followed strictly.
2. As per schedule, this is the time for consideration of representation against the APARs, if any. However, it is seen that a number of APARs are still pending with Reporting/Repo’rting/Accepting Authorities. It is also known that the APARs that are not finalized by 31st December, shall be taken as final at whatever stage they are pending.
3. In view of the above, it is requested to bring this to the notice of all officers that the entire process of writing APARs/disposing representations for the year 2018-19 has to be completed by 31st December’19 and no extension of time shall be granted.

(Rai Shekhar) ·
Director (Confidential)
Railway Board

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