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Hi ,
I would like you to tell me if appointment letters and contracts are one and the same thing or they are two individual documents ?
I am of the opinion that appointment letters are the same as contracts but our legal advisor differs. Please give your comments on the same.
Thanks
Mods ::: Sorry for double posting. I have posted this in HRM topic as well didn't know it's more apt here in this section.
22nd January 2007 From India, New Delhi
Hi Neha
Appointment letter is permanent whereas contract is for fixed period or for certain task. In appointment letter notice period is there but in case of contract notice as well as contract is comes to close on its expiry of the terms.
Regards
Arun K Mishra
22nd January 2007 From India, Bahadurgarh
Hi Arun,
Thanks for replying. Could you please elaborate on what are the contents of both ?
In my opinion the appointment letter should contain details about CTC and certains terms and conditions.
What should the contract entail ?
Regards,
Neha
22nd January 2007 From India, New Delhi
Hello
Contract Letter is an agreement letter between employer & Employee. The contract is written down and both are agreeing to it. The contract is signed basically for a certain task or project with time limit, benefit & other details Specified.
Appointment letter is also similar letter but under appointment the employee is direct under Company employment & is mostly for long term employment, here the employee is applicable for all the benefits under Co. rule & regulations.
Appointment letter is generally given after completion of probation period, depending upon the performance review
I hope this solves your query
regds
Fay
22nd January 2007 From Kuwait
Dear All, Can anyone send me or attach a sample bond or contract for the employee to be signed so that I can keep them for certain period of time. regards Alex
23rd January 2007
Dear All,
Let me try to remove doubts if any . Letter of employment is also a contract between an employee and the employer based on terms of employment as may be specifed at the time of joining or may be amneded from time to time between an employee and an employer which is to be further read with different statue as may be applicable depending upon classification of an employee - worker, staff and management staff.
This contract is to be understood as either the Contract of Employment or the Contract for Employment in legal sense. The contract of employment is for open period whereas the contract for employment is for a spesified period .
Hopefully this has given some clarity . If you still need some clarification on this aspect of term , please do write to me at email :
With warm regards to all.
B.B.Rajpal
23rd January 2007 From India, Mumbai
Hello,
It is not difficult to send some samples but shall request you to speak to your consultant who shall be able to give suitable draft . The reason for such suggestion is that contract differ based on classification of an employee and the industry . If used on the basis of sample , it may cause harm than good to you or the company as the same is legally binding on both the parties . Hopefully , you understand the implication of such a decision.
Regards,
Rajpal
23rd January 2007 From India, Mumbai
Dear Folks.
I think to a a large extent B. B Rajpal is right. However the significant difference also stems from the entitlemnts. While in most cases the contract terms turn out to consolidated. The appointment letter mentions few conditions since most of them are spelt out in the employees' handbook.Both document are legally bindining on both employers and employees.
Paa Kow.
23rd January 2007 From Ghana, Kumasi
Hi Alex, Please find enlcosed employee contract agreement. Cheers Karna
24th January 2007

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Hi
Appintment Letter defines terms and conditions of appointment for regular employees and maynot have an end date defined. Though sometimes companies may define a retirement age and limit the appointment ot that date. However a contract is a term based association and ceases on the specified end date. Contract needs to be renewed whereas appointment letter does not.
Regards
Saravjot
25th January 2007 From India, Chandigarh
Hi! Can somebody forward me a format for the appointment letter for a IT company. Regards, Jennifer Isaac
25th January 2007 From India, Mumbai
Appointment letter is the detailed term & condition about an employment,which is issued to all employees and Agreement made between company & individual employee.
In case of contract an employee is bound to complete whatever mutual agreed.
eg. If there is agreement between an employee & employer for 2 year service bond, then employee cann't leave before expiry of the period. But incase of appointment letter such condition cann't apply.
regards
Ranjeet
25th January 2007 From India, New Delhi
Hi Folk, I forgot to send you a format of a contract. Soory about the delay because I have been very busy.I hope its not too late though.
In fact this is a very detailed contract format that can be used for both expatriate and local employees.
You have to tailor make it to fit your need. I have intentionally deleted the name of the country and made it country so you may state country.
You may contact me personally at if you need any further confidential details on this.
Paa Kow
26th January 2007 From Ghana, Kumasi
Hi Folk, I forgot to send you a format of a contract. Soory about the delay because I have been very busy.I hope its not too late though.
In fact this is a very detailed contract format that can be used for both expatriate and local employees.
You have to tailor make it to fit your need. I have intentionally deleted the name of the country and made it country so you may state country.
You may contact me personally at paakowdanielsyahoo.com
if you need any further confidential details on this.
Paa Kow
26th January 2007 From Ghana, Kumasi

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Dear Neha,
Appointment Letter and Contract letter are two different documents. Appointment letter is issued if the company wants to hire employees on regular basis on general terms and conditions governing the organization in this regard but, Contract letter is issued if the company wants to hire anyone for a specified period on exclusive terms and conditions. The company may incorporate few or all the benefits given to the regular employees or may not. It is employers prerogative (However, statutory requirements needs to be fulfilled).
In contract letter also the CTC as well as terms and conditions are mentioned as in Appointment letter.But, Contract letter is specifically made as a legal document indicating the different terms and conditions which shall apply on the person concerned.
Regards,
Santosh
29th January 2007
Santosh, Please note that both are legal documents. In case of any dispute the appointment letter will be the rference point for any legal battle. Paa Kow
29th January 2007 From Ghana, Kumasi
Dear All
For a Contract to come into existence there should be offer & acceptance.This can happen both in Apointment Leter s well as Contract. If the Appointment order is accepted then it leads to a Contract.
With Regards
V.Sounder Rajan

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30th May 2008 From India, Bangalore
Dear Friends,
Good Point to discuss. I think Neha is bit confused between Contract and BOND, and some companies are giving appt letter which itself stands as contract.
But to simplify Appt Letter is very simple to accept either side.
And contract is some time forcing the either side for specific action...
What do you say buddies...
3rd June 2008 From India, Mumbai
Hi
Our manufacturing plant is loacted in suach area where the local people treathen us to hire thier local people and not the outsider or contract.
The problem hireing the local people is they get involve in Union and create lots of problem as they are not only supported by out side union party but also politicians.
Suppose if we hire them what should be the main terms and condition in contarct or appointment letter.
Please suggest
Or mail me your vauble suggention at
Please suggest:cry:
17th April 2009 From India, Mumbai
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