Dopt orders regarding weeding out of files/records
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
Dated: the 24th June, 2014.
Sub:- Weeding out of files/records – reg.
The undersigned is directed to say that on review, a large number of old dossiers of ACRs/ APARs in respect of PSs, PPSs ahd Sr. PPSs retained in this section are being considered for weeding out. The ACRs/APARs of officers may be destroyed after five years/more from the date of his/her retirement. As per the instruction contained in this Department’s OM No. 21011/1/2005- Estt(A)(Part-III) dated 02.04.2012, before any ACR dossier is weeded out on completion the normal retention period, it may be certified by the concerned section that no request for handing over the ACR dossier has been received from that retired officer.
2. Accordingly, cadre units participating in CSSS are requested to intimate the details of ACRs/APARs of more than five years vintage in respect of which requests, if any, have been received for handing over from the concerned retired officer. Details of pending disciplinary/ court cases may also be furnished. In case the requisite information being ‘Nil’ the same may also be intimated.
3. In case, no information is received from a cadre unit by 30.06.2014, it will be presumed that the requisite information pertaining to that cadre unit is ‘Nil’.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India