Lucknow TCS employees to meet Yogi Adityanath in Janata Darbar
The employees feel the UP government has not done enough and want it to speak clearly on the issue. They say the state government has not given them the kind of response which was required to hold back the company in Lucknow.Updated: Jul 29, 2017 16:53 IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
In a last ditch effort to check Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) shift from Lucknow, its employees have decided to meet chief minister Yogi Adityanath in his Janata Darbar on Saturday . They will gather near the chief minister’s residence to participate in the Janata Darbar and directly interact with him.
The employees feel the state government has not done enough and want it to speak clearly on the issue. They say the state government has not given them the kind of response which was required to hold back the company in Lucknow.
An employee even went to the extent of accusing the state government of siding with the company.
Meanwhile, the company has become strict after the employees’ meeting with former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. On Friday, it decided to move its ION wing (which conducts the exams of teachers in the state ) to Noida. This step has badly impacted around 150 associates who are on contract and receive salaries between Rs 15,000-20,000 per month. An employee said these 150 people would have to face hardships in another centre in meeting their day to day expenses.
The company is also expediting transfer of employees and targeting to move most of the associates by the end of August, a move, which the employees say, is related to the upcoming meeting planned between the chief minister and TCS CEO.
They say that the CEO’s meeting with the chief minister will be of no use if half of the staff is served marching orders and moved to different locations.
The employees tried to contact principal secretary, IT on Friday too but in vain.
However, they said that they would fight and keep on trying to persuade the government to compel the company to not shift from Lucknow.
First Published: Jul 29, 2017 15:09 IST