The Hindu

Indian IT companies issue advisory for employees in Paris

- PRADEESH CHANDRAN

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.

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