The Union Ministry of Labor and Employment has issued a second notice to IT services company Infosys and called on the company’s executives to take part in a discussion with ministry officials on May 17.
According to an email address addressed to Deputy Chief Labor Commissioner, Remis Thiru, Group Head-Human Resources, Infosys, Krish Shankar, the meeting was a public outcry over allegations of arbitrariness by Harpreet Singh Saluja, President of the National IT Employees Senate (NITES). , Unethical and illegal clauses have been included in the recruitment agreement of Infosys employees. The Union Ministry said in a statement that a copy of the NITES complaint had been attached to the email.
The first notification was sent from the Ministry of Labor’s office to the Bangalore headquarters firm on April 28 to take part in a discussion. However, Infosys informed the Ministry of Labor that it had not received a copy of the letter of complaint from NITES. The Ministry of Labor has now sought a written response from Infosys in response to the allegations made by NITES, which must be submitted before May 16.
“In light of the above, you are requested to participate in the above mentioned joint discussions in person or through an authorized representative who is well acquainted with the issue of date, time and place fixed above.” The main human resources of Infosys Group is Krish Shankar.
Business Today has reached out to an Infosys spokesperson for their response to the new notification from the Union Ministry of Labor. The story will be updated if the company responds.
The publication previously reported that NITES 100 Infosys had received complaints from employees about a hiring agreement that barred employees from working with a rival company within six months of their tenure at Infosys.
The employee agreement, as seen by BT, includes companies such as TCS, Wipro, Accenture, Cognizant, and IBM as “designated competitors” where employees are barred from working for at least one year and specifically with clients. Those who worked on the project during their tenure at Infosys.
A spokesman for Infosys said in an earlier statement that it was an ideal business practice in many parts of the world for employment contracts to include confidentiality of information, customer connections and other legitimate business interests and reasonable scope and time control.
“These are fully disclosed to all job seekers before deciding to join Infosys, and there is no impediment to preventing employees from joining other organizations for career growth and aspiration,” Infosys said.