India's largest software services provider Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. said it will shut down its Lucknow operations due to lack of convenience for client related work.
According to a report in News 18, TCS vice president Tej Paul Bhatla was in Lucknow on Wednesday, where he met and asked project managers to finish their programmes by December or shift to the centres in Indore, Noida and continue working there.
The project managers have also been asked to convey the message to their team members as IT major Tata Consultancy Services has decided to close its operations centre in Lucknow, the report said.
With TCS looking to wind up its Lucknow operations, the move could affect around 1,000 employees of the software major.
However, in a statement, the company said that it is looking to consolidate its operations in Uttar Pradesh and the current Lucknow workforce will shift its operations to Noida and Varanasi. All employees will be relocated, no one will be fired.
TCS also said that Lucknow was not a convenient place for client related work.
According to the News 18 report, the operations were not generating profit for the company and the change in the rent contract of TCS Lucknow's premises further complicated things.
A few employees have allegedly written a letter to UP CM Yogi Adityanath and raised questions about how a company earning Rs 25,000 crore in profits could be short of funds, it added.
Tata Consultancy Services had launched its development centre at TCS Awdh Park in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in 2009
Spread over three acres of land, TCS Awdh Park is the second-largest IT establishment in UP after the TCS facility in Noida, with 1,500 seats.