LG Launches Online Performance Assessment System For JKAS Officers

The Sparrow system is aimed at streamlining the entire performance appraisal process

SRINAGAR-  Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha launched the Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window (SPARROW) system for J&K Administrative Service officers, at the Raj Bhavan here today.

The Performance Appraisal Reports of AIS officers are submitted on the SPARROW Portal. On the same analogy, the Government of J&K has decided to switch over from manual to online generation and recording of Annual Performance Reports in respect of members of J&K Administrative Service on this system.

The technological intervention is going to benefit around 1289 officers and is aimed at bringing more transparency, avoiding loss of Appraisal Reports during transition, ensuring better monitoring and timely completion of performance appraisals

The Project is being implemented by J&K e-Governance Agency, Information Technology Department in collaboration with National Informatics Centre and the General Administration Department.

The Sparrow System will not only overcome the delay in the processing of the manual recording of  APRs but will also facilitate the electronic filing through a user-friendly interface – anywhere,  anytime. The system would streamline the APR life-cycle. It would be a major Administrative Reform. Recording and movement of e-APR forms will be seamless, quick, and convenient due to in-built alert mechanisms and online status checks through different modes during the workflow.

The General   Administration   Department as Custodian would send online blank APR forms to the individual officer being reported upon. The concerned officer would fill Self Appraisal online for its submission to his/her Reporting Officer. The APR would move from Reporting Officer to Reviewing Officer and finally to the Accepting Authority in a time-bound and seamless manner.

LG meets Civil Services qualifiers

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, met this year’s Civil Services qualifiers from the valley, at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Sh. Sabzar Ahmad Ganie hailing from Kokernag, Anantnag and Sh. Rayeas Hussain from Gurez, Bandipora met with the Lt Governor.

In his interaction with the selected officers the Lt Governor underlined that their success is not only a matter of pride for the entire J&K but it will also inspire many to prepare and compete for the coveted services.

The Lt Governor observed that during his ongoing string of public outreach programmes across J&K, he had the opportunity to interact with a lot of youngsters who he says are bright, ambitious, and exude confidence. The UT government is committed to provide them the best enabling environment to facilitate and nurture their capabilities. The youth of J&K are intrinsically very capable and can drive change in the Union Territory, he added.

While congratulating the Civil Service qualifiers and appreciating their hard work, he urged them to work with absolute honesty and total dedication for advancing the welfare of the people they are called upon to serve. He asked them to be the vital drivers of development and progress of the Nation and wished all of them bright careers ahead.

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