Centre to weed out confidential reports of retired employees

In order to ensure clean working space, the government on Tuesday decided to weed out confidential reports of select categories of retired employees after normal retention period of about five years.

The Annual Confidential Report (ACR) or Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) of retired private secretaries (PSs), principal private secretaries (PPSs) and senior principal private secretaries (Sr PPSs) are kept with different units under the department of personnel and training (DoPT).

On review, a large number of old dossiers of ACRs or APARs in respect of PSs, PPSs and Sr PPSs retained in this section are being considered for weeding out, the Central Secretariat division under the DoPT said in a circular to all unit heads.

According to rules, the ACRs or APARs of a government employee may be destroyed after five years of his retirement.
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