GOA: PIVOTS OF PANJIM
Lmanipulation, an opportunity for senior officers to play favourites or be vindictive. In recent years, about 90 per cent of IAS officers have received ‘outstanding’ APARs, making the reports practically meaningless. A PMO official says such appraisals will be extended to public service undertakings and even insurance companies. “We want these appraisals to have the cutting edge of a diamond,” he says. “They are essential to good governance.” ast week, two Indian Police Service officers and one Indian Administrative Service officer were forced into early retirement on the grounds of inefficiency, non-performance and doubts over their integrity. This was part of a drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make the bureaucracy more transparent, more accountable and more productive.
On the advice of the prime minister’s office (PMO), the Department of Personnel and Training has made it mandatory for officers from all of the 36 all-India services to file their annual performance appraisal reports (APARs) online. (It will now also be mandatory for civil service officers to file their property returns online.)
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