Lucknow: Not less than 300 employees of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) reached UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s door at dawn on Saturday to ask him to stop the company from moving from Lucknow to Noida.
The company is set up in UP capital for 33 years. Adityanath promised to do everything to stop TCS from leaving Lucknow. “TCS is our pride. We won’t let it go,” he said and disclosed that he would resolve the issue in consultation with the state’s chief secretary by Tuesday, New Indian Express reports.
Around 2,000 employees, half of them women, are likely to be affected by the company’s plan to shift to Noida. Saying nothing in black and white, the decision was conveyed to employees on Wednesday through team leaders.
Employees said, the company had been asking them to accept transfers to other locations such as Delhi, Mumbai or Noida or face layoffs.
The government is hoping to make Lucknow an IT hub in northern India and has allocated Rs 40 crore for IT education in its annual budget.
However, the company said in a statement issued on Thursday that it was only consolidating its operations in Noida and there would be no job loss as a consequence.