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Forced transfers by TCS forces Maharashtra’s Labour Department to issue notice to TCS! 


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Forced transfers by TCS forces Maharashtra’s Labour Department to issue notice to TCS! 

The Labour Department of Maharashtra Government has issued a notice to information technology (IT) giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) over its transfer practices. The move comes after Pune-based union Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) had filed a formal complaint with the Ministry of Labour and Employment against TCS for its “unethical transfer practices”.

NITES said it received more than 300 complaints that TCS has been “systematically forcing more than 2,000 employees to transfer to different cities without proper notice or consultation, causing immense hardship for them and their families”.


TCS did not have an immediate comment on the issue.

 “The company had threatened employees that failure to comply with the transfer directions will result in disciplinary actions,” Nites president Harpreet Singh Saluja said in a letter to the labour department. Nites has asked the labour department to investigate TCS’ transfer practices to determine if it is in violation of state labour laws and   take requisite action. NITES reportedly claims that it received more than 300 complaints, accusing TCS of systematically forcing employees to transfer to different cities.

TCS has been sending emails to employees, informing them about their transfer to Mumbai among other locations, NITES wrote in a complaint to the labour ministry.  The emails state that the transfer is necessary due to business requirements however no specific details are provided, NITES has claimed. Employees are required to report to the new location within two weeks and will be reimbursed later, according to the emails seen by ET. NITES has also received complaints where employees claim that their access rights to their current locations has been revoked in case they failed to comply.

 …A joint meeting of the complainant and the management regarding redressal of the complaint/settlement has been held on 18/01/2024 at 12.00 noon in the office at the above address before the undersigned and you should attend the said meeting personally or through an authorised representative with the appropriate documents,” the notice sent in Marathi by the Labour Department reads.


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