Indian IT firms ask staff to send families back

Indian IT firms ask staff to send families back

IT giants, including TCS, Infosys Technologies and Wipro, have offered their employees the option of returning home while allowing local workers to shift to safe locations.
The three companies have an estimated 700 Indians working in Japan. The TCS has over 200 people in Japan.  Infosys and Wipro have over 250 and 400 professionals, respectively. Infosys on Tuesday advised its Indian employees to return their families to India.

Though Wipro has set up a hotline for updates, it has not yet sent any advisory on their movement. MindTree said it was continuously monitoring the situation and has set up a war room for the purpose, besides initiating process of evacuation of families from the disaster-struck country.

Japan contributes about 2 per cent to Indian IT-BPO export revenues. Japan is facing a radiation scare with some explosions across various reactors being reported, following a massive earthquake and a subsequent tsunami on March 11.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has warned that the radiation had spread from crippled reactors and there was “a very high risk of further leakage.” The Indian Embassy in Tokyo has set up a control room that can be reached at
00813 32622391 to 97.

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