The economic development of India to a larger extent depends on balanced growth and development of different industries in the industrial sector. Paper industry being a significant one plays an important role. The globalization of Indian markets, liberalization of policies and procedures and privatization of Indian industry are resulting in the existing industries gearing up to face the challenges and emerge stronger. Paper industry is no exception to these changes and challenges. This industry is facing several problems and confronting challenges.
The present study is concerned with HRM policies and practices in paper industry with special reference to East Godavari, AP, India. The study attempts to explore the relation between the existing HRM policies and their practices in reality in paper industry. It also tries to elicit the perception of the personnel employed in the organisations on various aspects of HRM policy designing adoption and their implementation on one hand and to compare and measure the relationship of HRM policies and practices between professionally managed orgnisation and traditionally managed organisations on other hand.