At present, the Lucknow unit, which has been operating on rented premises for the past ten years, employs around 2,000 people working as engineers and support staff.
TCS, on its part, has responded by saying that the exit is part of its efforts aimed at consolidating its business by shifting operations to other units in Noida and Indore, among others.
Meanwhile, workers remain anxious over job losses in the wake of automation and the increased preference of Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud services on the part of the IT firms. Relocation, thus, adds to their woes as this would entail job losses for many who would choose to stay back in Lucknow.
The company has asked its engineers, working at the unit, to complete their projects by October so that operations could be stopped in December, which when the lease expires.
TCS, which has been functioning in the state capital for the last almost 33 years, was among the first home-grown IT majors to set a footprint in the state.
A delegation of TCS employees has already met CM Adityanath on two occasion so far. Workers have urged the CM to intervene in the matter and reverse the management’s decision of winding up its Lucknow unit.
TCS employees have also been posting developments across several social media platforms to garner support to their cause and campaign titled-‘Save TCS Lucknow’.
CM Adityanath has assured TCS workers that he would speak with the company’s management to resolve the issue.