Pressure mounts on L&T Infotech, government steps in
CHENNAI: With hundreds of students left in the lurch after L&T Infotech abruptly cancelled the letters of intent issued to them following campus interviews, the Information Technology and Labour departments of the State government have stepped in to resolve the issue on Tuesday.
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The company had issued letters of intent to 1,500 trainees from around the country, including 600 from Tamil Nadu.
On Tuesday morning, a student delegation led by Rajya Sabha member and senior CPM leader TK Rangarajan met IT Minister M Manikandan at the secretariat to discuss the matter. The minister, who assured to take all efforts to resolve the crisis, has directed the department secretary to inquire and submit a report on priority, Rangarajan told Express. The minister also promised to take up the issue with the top management of the company and the industry body Nasscom.
“Of the nearly 200 students I have met, most are burdened with education loans. Their parents had lot of hope when they were selected by L&T Infotech which issued the letters of intent. After getting the job offer from a reputed firm, it’s natural for these these students not to try elsewhere,” Rangarajan said, adding that the matter would be taken up in the forthcoming parliament session.
Meanwhile, M Shanthi, Deputy Commissioner of Labour-II, Chennai, told the Express that her department has already issued notice to the company based on a written complaint by the students. “We will arrange for a meeting between the two parties very soon,” she said.