Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training,
CS-l(APAR), 2nd Floor, A-Wing, Loknayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated 6th June, 2017 *** OFFICE MEMORANDUM *** Subject: Introduction of
‘SPARROW’ for CSS/CSSS officers.***The undersigned is directed to refer to
Office Memorandum No. 22/10/2015-CS-l (APAR) dated 18th January,
2017 regarding introduction of on-line recording system of APARs for US
level officers for CSS and equivalent levels in CSSS.
Subject: Introduction of ‘SPARROW’ for CSS/CSSS officers.
22/10/2015-CS-l (APAR) dated 18th January, 2017 regarding
introduction of on-line recording system of APARs for US level officers for
CSS and equivalent levels in CSSS. The Ministries/Departments were
requested to take necessary action for creation and generation of APARs
before 20th March, 2017 so that the officer concerned are able
to submit their self-appraisal from 1st April, 2017. On assessment of
progress made for SPARROW for CSS/CSSS, it is observed that in many
Ministries/Departments the process of creation of data and generation of
APARs is not yet completed. This might be due to various factors such as
non-availability of basic data of officers, non-creation of data at the end
of the NIC, problems in setting up work flows of officers, problems in data
transfer at various levels, problems in e-signing etc.
decided to extend datelines for submission of APAR on ‘SPARROW’- CSS/CSSS
as per Annexure to this OM.
generation of APARs as per the revised time-lines. It is clarified that it
will not be possible to extend these time-lines further. The
Ministries/Departments are also advised to ensure following actions at the
level of EMD (Employee Master Data Manager) for smooth functioning of
‘SPARROW’ system :-
kept updated in PIMS.
roll or transferred to other Departments as and when such events occur.
no., e-mail i.d.
made in implementation of ‘SPARROW’ in their Departments in the following
|Sl No.||Designation||Total No. of Officers||APARs generated||APARs yet to be generated||Reasons for short fall|
|4||Sr. PPS (CSSS)|
5. This issues with the approval ofHon’ble MOS (PP).
All Ministries/Departments (CSS) (As per list attached)
Copy for information to:-
(i) PSO to Secretary (P)
(ii) PS to JS (AV)
(iii) Director (Estt. A-ll) – (Shri N. Sriram)
(iv) DS(CS-ll), DoPT, Loknayak Bhawan, Khan Market, ND
(v) Shri SN Sowpari, Senior Technical Director, NlC, DoPT, North Block, New
(vi) Ms. Rachna Srivastava, HoD, NlC, A- Block, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,