Indian IT companies issue advisory for employees in Paris
BENGALURU: After the shocking attack in Paris on Friday evening, which claimed life of around 150 people, Indian IT majors such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro has issued safety guidelines for their employees in France.
India’s largest IT service provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has asked its employees to follow guidelines by the local authority.
In a statement TCS said, “All our employees in the area are safe. We have asked our employees to follow the guidelines announced by the local authorities.” According to reports, TCS employs around more than 1,300 consultants in the region and is one of the first Indian IT services providers to start operations in France.
TCS has been present in France since 1992, with its head office in Paris. TCS France works with more than 20 French companies, including Societe Generale, Airbus.
The country’s second largest IT service provider Infosys said, all its employees in France and Paris are safe and asked them to follow instructions of local authorities.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Paris. We are in touch with our employees in the city and have asked them to follow the guidelines and instructions that the local authorities have issued,” Infosys said in a statement.
The company also said it was monitoring the situation and are offering assistance wherever required. “We are monitoring the situation and are offering assistance wherever required,” the statement added. Another Indian major who has significant presence in France Wipro also issued advisory for its employees.
All our employees in the area are safe. We have asked them to follow the guidelines announced by the local authorities, says TCS
Monitoring the situation
“We have connected with most of our employees by now and they are all safe. We have reached out to others. Necessary emergency procedures have been activated and we continue to monitor the situation,” it said in a statement.
HCL Technologies also issued an advisory it has asked its employees to stay indoors.
“We have issued an advisory to our Paris based employees sensitizing them about the on-ground situation and suggesting them to stay indoors,” a statement from HCL said.