Pune, 24th September 2022: The Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) has submitted a letter to the Ministry of Labour and Employment requesting immediate actions against the delay in the onboarding of more than 2000 students and employees by Wipro.
Recently the company claimed that it would remove its 300 existing employees on the ground of Moonlighting and breach of ethics.
However, Wipro has not compensated around 2000 students and employees for their labour and resources. Additionally, it has also delayed the joining process of more than 2000 campus-hired students.
In the letter, Harpreet Singh Saluja, President, NITES wrote, ” Recently we received information from a group of students who were given offer letter by Wipro between September 2021 and January 2022. These students and employees applied for a job in Wipro around September 2021. They went through assessment & interviews between September and October 2021. After a month in November 2021, they received selection emails & offer letters with a package of 3,50,000 per year in January 2022.”
He added, “The company told employees in February 2022 that either they have to pay for training which will cost around 30,000-40,000 rupees or else they need to undergo an unpaid internship & a training program called Velocity for 3 months. The Unpaid Internship started around March-April 2022 & ended around July 2022. The joining of these employees was supposed to be completed in August 2022 but the company kept on postponing the joining or onboarding date.”
It is to be noted that Wipro promised to upgrade the salary of these students and employees to Rs 6,50,000 per year on the condition to pass the training program with 60% & above marks.
However, some students haven’t received upgraded offer letters and some students have offer letters but their joining date is being postponed every month.
Despite clearing the assessments, interviews, internship, training & background verification, these students are struggling to join the company.
Now the company has started sending rejection emails to these students and employees stating that the students were not compliant with the company’s assessment guidelines.
Wipro hasn’t compensated these students and employees for their time and efforts for the past year.
The letter further mentions, “Hence through this letter, we are seeking your prompt intervention and support to safeguard welfare, rights and families of more than 2000 students and employees. We hope that the welfare of employees and their family members would be considered and given priority while taking decisions on our request.”