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Petitioning Union Labour minisiter Shri. Mallikarjun Kharge and 26 others

HCL 2012 Campus Recruits should be given the Date of Joining immediately


This campaign is to garner public support for the HCL 2012 Campus Recruits and to force HCL Technologies Ltd to honour its words on employment offer to around 6500 of them. HCL had recruited for employment around 8000 graduates from across the country through its campus recruitment drive last year. The selected candidates were given Letter of Intent (LoI) which defined the terms and conditions of employment and compensation. HCL did give Date of Joining (DoJ) to a few recruits, but is reluctant to give a firm commitment to the rest of the recruits. Most of these recruits had lost their chances to attend recruitment drives of other firms as they were selected to HCL in the first instance and were not permitted to attend further recruitment drives by their respective colleges. They are the cream students from well established colleges across the country.

There are around 1.5 million B.Tech graduate seats available a year in India, of which about one third is Computer Science and Information Technology Engineering. And the average employment generated is much lower than the number of graduates coming out. This clearly points to the unemployment prevalent among the technology graduates in India. At a time when government of India provides huge incentives and tax soaps to IT firms it becomes imperative from their part to generate employment within the country.

In an industry which is hailed for its standards and for providing opportunities to attain the dreams of youth of our country, it is feared that non-commitment of HCL to its offer may become a precedent. We want the industry to follow the ethical standards it has made. We do not want mutual distrust and breach of commitments to be part of this industry. We want this industry to be a leading example for all.

We hereby request the Union Minister for Labour to respond to this issue and take necessary steps to ensure that all the HCL 2012 Campus Recruits are given the Date of Joining immediately with all the commitments as per the Letter of Intent.

We request all the like minded people, various social organizations, trade unions and political parties to support and sign this petition.

Letter to
Union Labour minisiter Shri. Mallikarjun Kharge
Chief Secretary Chief Secretary
Minister for IT & BT Department Minister for IT & BT Department
and 24 others
Delhi IT Secretary Delhi IT Secretary
IT Secretary - Tamil Nadu IT Secretary - Tamil Nadu
Labour Secretary TN Labour Secretary TN
Labour Employment Training -Principal Secretary Labour Employment Training -Principal Secretary
Ponnala Lakshmaiah Minister for IT&C
Commissioner-Labour Ramanjaneyulu, IAS
Addi Commissioner-Labour Dr H.K. Nagu
PLEA Shri P.K. Padhy
Chief Minister-Karnataka Chief Minister-Karnataka
Principal Secretary-IT Principal Secretary-IT
Joint Secretary Dr. (Smt.) Anita Bhatnagar Jain
Labour Secretary - Union Dr. Mrutyunjay Sarangi
Minister for Labour - Karnataka Labour Minister
Minister for Communications & Information Technology Shri Kapil Sibal
Principal Secretary-Labour PS-Labour
PPS - Plea Office Smt. Sangeeta Banerjee
Additional Secretary Mathur Ravi
PPS Shri Jai Singh
PS Shri R.K.V. Nair
Delhi Labour Commissioner Delhi Labour Commissioner
Please take necessary action to ensure that HCL Technologies Ltd. honour its words and all the 2012 Campus Recruits are given the Date of Joining immediately.

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