- Hyderabad High Court issues notice to Tech Mahindra
- Petitioners say they led hand to mouth existence after losing their jobs
- IT industry has denied reports of layoffs by various companies
The petitioners said that after they were removed from Tech Mahindra, they first approached the Commissioner of Labour, who is yet to conclude the conciliation proceedings.
They had to move the high court because the labour commissioner was not giving due attention while adjudicating the dispute, the petition alleged.
After losing their jobs, the petitioners were leading a hand to mouth existence, it said.
Many companies have also deferred their wage hikes to later in the year, instead of the earlier practice of revision from April. The IT firms are also under pressure to hire local workers instead of taking Indian employees on work visas to client sites as the US hardens its stance on outsourcing. Higher on-site hiring means higher costs.
IT companies have been one of the largest recruiters in the country. Apart from the impact of stringent visa regime, increasing automation of processes would also lead to reduction in hiring in coming years, say experts.