Performance Appraisal In All India Services


A performance appraisal , performance review, performance evaluation, career development discussion, or employee appraisal is a method by which the job performance of an employee is evaluated. Performance appraisals are a part of career development and consist of regular reviews of employee performance.


The objectives of performance appraisal in respect of the All India Services have been spelt out as follows:

1. “To provide basic and vital input for assessing the performance of an officer and for his/her advancement in  his/her career”

2. “To be used as a tool for human resource development so   that an officer realises his/her time potential”

Similarly, in the case of the Indian Army the objectives have been spelt out as follows:

“To have an objective assessment of an officer’s  competence, employability and potential, primarily for  organizational requirements”.

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