Annual Confidential Reports (ACR)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Subject: – Instructions regarding Writing of Annual Confidential Reports (ACR) in respect of Central Health Services Offficers – reg.
The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the enclose copy of DOPTs Circular O.M. No.21011/1/2010 Estt.A dated 13.4.2010 whereby DOP&T ahs issued fresh instructions inter-alia stating that in case, an employee is to be considered for promotion and his ACR prior 2008-09 contain final a copy of the relevant ACR for his representation, before such ACRs are placed before the DPC/ only the below bench mark ACRs for the period relevant to promotion need be sent to the concerned officers.”
2. In pursuance to this several representation from the affected officers have been received. while considering the representations from the affected officers viz-a-viz, it has been observed that while writing the ACRs of the officers, the Reporting Officer has simply marked against each Column as “Good” and this has been accrodingly made the final Assessment as “Good”, withour giving any reason for making this grading. For instance, under Col. “Please comment to write at some length, while making the Assessment. Likewise, the overall assessment where the direction is that strength and shortcomings of the officer should be reported upon, even here the total assessment is simply given as “Good”.
3. This has created confusion in considering the representations of the concerned Officer for up gradation of the grading in the ACRs. Since the Grading given in the ACRs affect the future promotion /s of the concerned officers, all Reporting/Reviewing Officers are directed to apply their mind while recording entires, with the full understanding that these entries will be extremely crucila in determining the furture career of the officers in the service.