Save our jobs: TCS employees pay dawn visit to Yogi Adityanath

Some 2,000 employees, half of them women, are likely to be affected by the company's plan to shift to Noida.

Published: 15th July 2017 11:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2017 11:15 PM   |  A+A-

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File | PTI)

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: Over 300 employees of IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) turned up at the door of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath at dawn Saturday to ask him to stop the company from moving from Lucknow to Noida.

The company has had a presence in the 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.

Some 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 that for some time now, the company had been asking them to accept transfers to other locations such as Delhi, Mumbai or Noida or face layoffs.

Coming just after the newly-elected BJP government in UP approved a new industrial and investment policy, TCS’ move is likely to be looked at as a setback to the Adityanath dispensation's efforts to attract investment to the state. The government is hoping tomake Lucknow an IT hub in northern India, and has allocated Rs 40 crore for IT education in its annual budget.

Notably, a TCS vice-president who heads operations in the north for the company, visited Lucknow Wednesday to direct various project heads to wind up operations by December. However, the company said in a statement issued Thursday that it was only consolidating its operations in Noida and there would be no job loss as a consequence.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp