TCS is reportedly planning to shut down its operations in Lucknow city
India’s largest IT services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is reportedly planning to shut down its operations in Lucknow city. According to a report in Hindi daily Navbharat Times, several employees of the company working at TCS’ Lucknow office claim that they have already been told about this by their team leaders.
These employees told the publication that their team leaders told them on Wednesday (July 12) that the company is planning to fold up its operations in the city by the end of this year. The projects currently being done from the TCS’ Lucknow office are reportedly to be shifted to other cities.
Employees working at the company’s office are said to have written to the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and sought his intervention in the matter. Along with CM Adityanath, the TCS employees have also written letters to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi; information and technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and UP’s deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma.
So far TCS officials have not made any statement on the issue.
TCS set up its operations in Lucknow some 33 years back. According to some people, the office was started with a team of some 500 employees. Presently, TCS’s Lucknow office has 1700 employees and 500 support staff, which includes house keeping security and other contract staff.
Though none of the company’s officials are openly talking about the development, many of them are talking about this using the hashtag ‘#savetcslko’. Some tweets are also addressed to the state’s CM and some media houses.