Lucknow: TCS staff to send rakhis to chief minister Yogi Adityanath, 5k postcards to PM
Women techies said that “As a brother, CM Yogi Adityanath would surely convince TCS management to stay back in Lucknow”.Updated: Aug 03, 2017, 13:40 IST
In another attempt to prevent software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) from shutting down its Lucknow operations, women employees of the company will send rakhis to chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The staff and their families will also send 5,000 postcards to the prime minister’s office, with a request to save the TCS Lucknow centre.
Women techies said that “As a brother, CM Yogi Adityanath would surely convince TCS management to stay back in Lucknow”. However, with the chief minister scheduled to be out of the state for four days, from August 4, employees are hoping to get a response from the government before that - and one that would clear the uncertainty around their future.
“After CM Yogi’s assurance to resolve the matter, women employees have also prepared a Raksha Bandhan card for him. We are planning to present it to the chief minister when we meet him,” said a female staff member.
However, employees also said that the senior management of the company was “constantly building pressure on them for speedy migration to other centres”. They are also worried that the July 31 meeting between the CM and the TCS CEO did not take place. “A single positive statement from the government will help boost our morale. Earlier, positive responses from BJP president Amit Shah, chief minister and other government officials kept our hopes alive,” said another staff member.
After a successful signature campaign, in which signatures and comments of over 10,000 Lucknowites were collected, and a demonstration march, TCS Lucknow employees and their families are now actively preparing for the ‘postcard campaign’, where they will request PM Narendra Modi’s intervention in the issue.