I received an offer letter from a company without salary information. The HR verbally told me the CTC and breakup. He said upon joining will share all the paperwork. Is it common practice in India? Thank you in advance for your help
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An offer letter should contain Designation,total CTC offered , proposed date of joining and also about period of employment/ probationary period etc. This is a standard practice.

All the same of late many companies directly issue appointment letter on the joining date as many candidate misuse the offer letter issued to bargain with new employer on salary and join with a some other new company which is not ethical.

From India, Madras

It is now a common practice for many of the prospective candidates to encash Job offer letter (where gross salary details/CTC details are mentioned) with their current employer for the purpose of bargaining and try to get an enhancement in their salary/CTC in the current job. . As this trend of candidate(s) bring much discomfort to the recruiters,(I have also come across such situations) now Job offer letter has become a mere selection confirmation letter (indicating their DOJ, and new designation)) to enable the candidates to resign from the present job and prepare to join the new company. Job offer letter format now contain " You may join on or before --- (date) on the terms and emoluments as discussed between us and accepted by you.", instead of mentioning CTC details

It has also become a common practice now that many companies issue detailed Offer-cum-Appointment letters to candidate only on their joining date.

From India, Aizawl

In accepting such a letter, you must beware of the fact that since nothing is in writing, when you leave your current organisation and joint new one, they may suddenly give you a salary less than what was promised.

So accepting or rejecting it should take into account how much you trust the said HR

From India, Mumbai
Thank you all for your responses. It's really helpful. I am looking forward for this opportunity, but at the same time I can't ignore the risk also. The company has clearly said that's it's the policy not to mention the salary information in the offer letter, so I was wondering if I can ask the HR to confirm on the email and not on the offer letter? Any other suggestions would be highly appreciated.


From India

And then a person could print the email out and use that to bargain with another potential employer? I don’t think so. Hardly think an employer would fall for that trick.
From Australia, Melbourne
Yes, I also had the same thought when I asked that question. I am just looking for my options.

I guess it's all comes does to whether you trust what company verbally agreed.

Thank you all for your comments.

From India

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