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TCS tightens purse strings; cuts staff travel

March 25, 2009 18:34 IST

Tata Consultancy Services [Get Quote] has adopted several measures like avoiding travel and moving people from onsite to offshore to cut down costs, a senior official of the company said in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

"These are difficult times. One of the things we have increased is the number of video conferences between cities in India for people to discuss various matters. So we are making use of earlier infrastructure to a greater extent than before," Kesav Nori, Executive vice-president of TCS, told PTI.

"We are avoiding travel, using telephone and telephonic conversations, web casting... all these have increased internally. There is a greater move from people onsite to offshore," he said. There is also a great emphasis on making people more productive, Nori said. Replying to a query, he said all the campus recruitments made by the company will be honoured.

"All the campus recruitmens have been made, they will be honoured. They will be staggered because they have to join our training facilities. So TCS has been good. It is not there to do people out of jobs, but it wants everybody to become more productive," he said.

Nori was speaking on the sidelines of a function where the Computer Based Functional Literacy was launched at office of city's prominent Urdu daily 'Siasat'.

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