Ministries to score zero if performance below 60%

Union ministries, which will undergo performance evaluation from this year, will fetch a zero for a task on their report cards if they fail to achieve 60 per cent of the target.

Last Updated: May 13, 2010, 17:54 PM IST

New Delhi: Union ministries, which will
undergo performance evaluation from this year, will fetch a
zero for a task on their report cards if they fail to achieve
60 per cent of the target.

The performance evaluation system which took off this
fiscal had been approved by Prime Minister`s Office last year.

Under the system, ministers will set the goals for their
departments for the year. The Minister in charge will also
decide the priority among the departmental objectives. They
will also approve the activities and schemes for the ministry
and departments to achieve the targets.

The ministers will also approve the corresponding success
indicators (Key Result Areas-KRAs or Key Performance
Indicators-KPIs) and time bound targets to measure progress
in achieving these objectives.

The results achieved by the department will be evaluated
against the goals set by the minister which will be reviewed
by a high powered committee of secretaries headed by Cabinet
Secretary.

The exercise will culminate on May 1 every year with the
preparation of a score card based on achievements against
goals which will be presented to the Prime Minister.

As per the documents outline, targets will be presented
with the five point scale with 100 per cent as Excellent and
60 per cent as poor.

"It is expected that budgetary target would be placed at
90 per cent. For any performance below 60 per cent, the
department would get a zero," guidelines for the Result
Framework Document said.

At the end of the year, achievements of the government
department will be looked and compared with the targets set by
the minister. After detailed statistical analysis of results
presented by the ministry or department, a composite score
will be calculated.

"The composite score will reflect the degree to which the
department was able to achieve the promised results," the
documents accessed by activist S C Agrawal in an RTI reply
said.

PTI