360 degree evaluation of civil servants : Rajya Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
QUESTION NO 602
ANSWERED ON 06.02.2020
360 degree evaluation of civil servants
602 Shri Narain Dass Gupta
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether Government has introduced a 360 degree evaluation of civil servants;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether it is a fact that a number of civil servant associations have objected to the introduction of a 360 degree evaluation of civil servants, if so, the details thereof;
(d) whether the civil servants inducted in Government through lateral entry shall also have a 360 degree evaluation for performance appraisal; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) & (b): A system of 360 degree appraisal involving a Multi-Source Feedback from various stakeholders including from seniors, peers and juniors, etc. has been introduced in the process of empanelment of officers for holding senior level positions in the Government of India. Apart from Multi-Source Feedback, the empanelment process takes into account the overall service record, vigilance status and suitability of the officers concerned.
(c): No such representation has been received.
(d) & (e): The candidates who have been appointed as Joint Secretary under lateral recruitment policy have signed a Contract Agreement with Government. As per this Agreement, the performance of Joint Secretary appointed under lateral recruitment policy will be evaluated annually.