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Maharashtra Labour Department Issues Notice To TCS Over Forced Transfers

The Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate filed a complaint alleging that TCS relocated over 2,000 employees without sufficient consultation

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The Maharashtra Labour Department has issued a notice to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) about a complaint lodged against the information technology (IT) firm regarding its transfer practices.

The Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES), an organisation representing India's IT industry workers, filed a complaint alleging that TCS relocated over 2,000 employees without sufficient consultation.

After receiving more than 300 complaints accusing TCS of causing hardship to employees by relocating them to different cities without sufficient notice or consultation, NITES claimed it filed a complaint with Maharashtra's Ministry of Labour and Employment.

“The company had threatened the employees that failure to comply with the transfer directions will result in disciplinary actions. The company now has unethically stopped the salary of employees who are opposing these forced transfers,” said Harpreet Singh Saluja, president of NITES, as per media reports. 

Business Standard reported an email TCS sent to some employees to move to Mumbai, which said, “This is with reference to your transfer order to TCS Mumbai followed by a transfer email directing you to report to the said branch within 14 days and complete the transfer process. However, it has been noted that you have failed to report to the transferred branch till date...the company is initiating a stoppage of your salary with immediate effect.” 

After TCS allegedly delayed onboarding of lateral personnel, NITES filed a complaint with the labour ministry in July 2023.  



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