Annual Confidential Report or ACR is a vital document in any Performance Appraisal System. Any adverse remarks can affect the career growth of the employee concerned. You can find detailed guidelines and instructions in this regard in your service manual. The Reporting Officer normally who is the controlling officer of the employee should not write vague adverse remarks like " inefficient" ""lacks civility" etc in the ACR. His adverse remarks should be specific and substantiated with connected instances of lapses or short comings on record. You have to see whether the Reviewing Officer machanically concurred with the assessment of the reporting officer. If the adverse remark lacks specifity and substantiation, the HR can recommend its expungement from the ACR to the HOD as appealed by the employee.
3rd January 2017 From India, Salem