Tata Consultancy Services denies reports of job losses due to layoffs
The TCS office in Lucknow has been in operation for the last 33 years. Photograph: (Reuters)
Tata Consultancy Services denied Thursday that there will be layoffs after the shut down of its Lucknow operations.
"There have been false rumours and reports being circulated in the media about the company's operations in Lucknow.TCS would like to clarify that it is only consolidating its UP operations in Noida and there will be no job loss as a consequence," a TCS spokesperson said in a statement.
"TCS is working to ensure that employees get opportunities in Noida and other centres across India," the statement added.
According to reports, the employees at the Lucknow office of TCS claimed that their team leaders informed them the company is wrapping up its operations.
The reports added that around 2,000 people employed with the company in Lucknow were likely to be affected by the move.
State labour and employment minister Swami Prasad Maurya also assured employees that their interests would be protected.
Maurya said if necessary negotiations would be held to protect the interest of at least 2,000 employees.
Uttar Pradesh Mohsin Raza said if needed he was ready to speak to the TCS management and the employees to find a way out.
The TCS office in Lucknow has been in operation for the last 33 years.
The company is likely to shift most of its operations to Noida, reports had suggested.
According to ANI, employees of the company have urged the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath for his intervention in the matter. They have also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and information and technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Industry body Nasscom had in May dismissed reports of mass layoffs in the Indian information technology sector. It also said that the sector needs to reinvent itself.