The IT industry wants the Maharashtra government to look into the delayed joining of campus recruits amid a recent cycle of job cuts in significant IT companies due to the recession.
The guardian minister of Pune and the minister of higher and technical education, Chandrakant Patil, have been asked to look into the situation, according to Pavanjit Mane, a member of the Maharashtra state IT committee.
IT unions in Pune have complained to the office of the additional labour commissioner about companies they claim forced their employees to leave or separate from them. According to the office of the additional labour commissioner, they regularly receive four to five cases per month regarding these forced resignations. If attempts at reconciliation are unsuccessful, the cases are referred to the labour court.
Mane claimed that top-tier businesses regularly hire large numbers of third- or fourth-year students from colleges. Such newcomers receive joining letters that have already passed. In order to draw in new students, engineering colleges proudly display the names of major corporations that come to campus to conduct recruitment.
Mane claimed that these businesses have recently begun excessively delaying the joining date, though.
A survey of internal IT workers revealed that 96% of the 200 respondents were given a joining date but were instructed to wait for a new date.
He claimed that “HR keeps delaying the joining date, leaving fresher candidates waiting for an eternity.”
The majority of applicants would rather wait in the anticipation of eventually being hired by the business. The typical waiting period can last anywhere from six months to a year, and there have been instances where businesses have ultimately withdrawn their offer letters.
Mane claimed that due to their inexperience, the candidates are either hesitant to take action or are unaware of their options. Compared to their colleagues who eventually join midscale companies, they miss out on opportunities for career advancement. “Our survey is, at best, the proverbial tip of the iceberg. We lack the resources necessary to carry out a statewide survey, he said.
In this regard, Mane and others had contacted Patil’s office to request him to direct the labour commissioner to conduct a state-level survey. “This is an issue which needs the government intervention,” he said.