A Study of Performance Appraisal System in Tamil Nadu Industrial Explosive Limited, Katpadi

Dr.S. Kamaraj, Dr.D. Venkatrama Raju and Dr.J. Kannan

Performance appraisal indicates the level of desired performance level, level of actual performance and the gap between these two. This gap should be bridged through Human Resource Development techniques like training, executive department etc. Appraisal is the evaluation of worth, quality or merit. In the organizational context, performance appraisal is a systematic evaluation of personnel by superiors or other familiar with their performance. Performance appraisal is also described as merit rating in which one individual is ranked as better or worse in comparison to others. The basic purpose in this merit rating is to ascertain an employee’s eligibility for promotion. However, performance appraisal is more comprehensive term for such activities because its use extends beyond ascertaining eligibility for promotion. Such activities may be training and development, salary increase, transfer discharge etc. besides promotion. A formal definition of performance appraisal is as follows: “It is the process of evaluating the performance and qualification of the employee in terms of the requirements of the job for which he is employed for the purposes of administration including placement. Selection for promotion, providing financial rewards and other actions which require differential treatment among the members of a group as distinguished from actions affecting all members equally”.

Volume 11 | 09-Special Issue

Pages: 1259-1264

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V11/20192732