For the past 2-3 years Indian IT majors are in a planned mission to layoff thousands of employees every year, especially senior employees.
They use all kind of illegal tricks such as giving irrational and unfair low rating to targetted employees, forcing them to remain in bench, blocking project allocation, threatening them to resign.
When employees realized their legal rights and approached labour department, HR denies all such activities. They insist that “Appraisal is transparent, No profile blocking, No forced resignations”. What is the punishment for making false statements?
Service condition of employees who filed grievances under section 2K of Industrial Disputes Act, could not be altered without permission from labour department – as per section 33 of the act.
Verizon uses Bouncers to force employees to resign. According to reliable sources, in a HR meeting of a leading IT company, a plan to file false rape/molestation complaints against some of the employees was discussed. Managers were asked to find any integrity issues for the targeted employees.
Foul play by Bouncers is being followed with dirty third rate false complaints. Are false rape/false Molestation cases the new strategy to bring glory and profit to balance sheet of Indian IT MNCs?
Technique to file false molestation complaint to make a person/organisation silent is widely used by corporates and their political servants.
Tehelka did a series of sting operations to bring out corruption, criminal activities in high places. Why there is no sting operation by Tehelka in recent days ?
Tehelka did a series of sting operations to expose criminals and corruption in high society.
Match-fixing scandal (2000)
Bahal and Tejpal convinced cricketer Manoj Prabhakar to record conversations with his colleagues, after the South Africa cricket match fixing scandal involving Hansie Cronje in March 2000. Prabhakar and Bahal went around the country and Prabhakar, wearing hidden recording equipment, attended meetings with important Indian cricket board officials (BCCI) and players. He recorded conversations where they talked about links between players and bookmakers, matches being thrown in return for money, deliberate run-outs and the names of players involved.
Operation West End (2001)
In 2001, Tehelka did its first major sting investigation called “Operation West End”. It involved Mathew Samuel and Bahal, filming how they bribed several defence officials and politicians from the then-ruling NDA-led (National Democratic Alliance) Indian government, posing as arms dealers.
Charging a commission from defence deals is illegal in India. They started their investigation in August 2000 because of hearing rumours of middlemen getting rich in such deals in the 1980s.
The Truth: Gujarat 2002″ (2007)
In 2007, Tehelka released footage filmed over six months, showing several BJP politicians admitting they had a role in attacking the Muslim community during the 2002 Gujarat violence. The report, called “The Truth: Gujarat 2002”, was published in its 7 November 2007 issue and the video footage was shown on Aaj Tak. It said that the violence was possible because of approval by the state police, as well as the then Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi. The recordings were authenticated by India’s Central Bureau of Investigation on 10 May 2009.
Other notable sting operations
On 23 July 2009, when police in Manipur claimed they had killed a suspected militant who had shot at them, Tehelka released 12 photographs which showed the police pushing an unarmed person, who was their suspect, into a pharmacy and later carrying him out dead; thus, indicating it was a fake encounter. This report caused protests in Manipur, mainly against the power granted to security forces under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA). The police used tear gas and imposed a curfew against these agitations.
In 2010, Tehelka captured on camera, right-wing organisation Sri Ram Sena leader Pramod Muthalik and other members, agreeing to vandalise an art exhibition in exchange for money. The organisation was seen accepting ₹10,000 (US$150) as a donation from a Tehelka reporter, who posed as the artist wanting publicity.
• The Tehelka founder was accused by a woman colleague of sexually assaulting her in an elevator of a five-star hotel during the magazine’s THiNK 2013 festival in Goa in November that year.
As per the complaint, the victim was reportedly sexually assaulted by Tejpal on November 7 and the offence was repeated on November 8.
• The allegations kicked up a storm and forced Tejpal, who had admitted to “bad lapse of judgment”, to quit as the editor. He tendered an unconditional apology for what he termed as his misconduct with a female colleague.
• In his primary appeal, Tejpal had said that the charges of rape against him are false and had blamed the state for delaying the matter for three years. He claimed the case against him was political vendetta.
What is waiting for those indulge in such practices?
A criminal case was booked against Verizon Data Services India (VDSI) Pvt Ltd for allegedly extracting resignations from some employees under duress and unleashing bouncers on them.
“Since December 12, we were each individually called into a meeting room, where the bouncers were also present along with an HR manager. The HR manager brought in printed papers of the resignation letters on our name and asked us to sign those papers,”
What about false complaints?
Section 191. Giving false evidence
Section 191 of Indian Penal Code declares that when a person, who is under legal obligation, either on oath or under any provision of law, to state the truth, to declare upon any subject, knowingly makes false statement, the statement which he believes that it is false or he believes that it is not true, commits the offence under this section.
The punishment for this offence is imprisonment which may extend to Seven years, and will also be fined
HR and false complaint makers are going to end up facing 7 years in jail for perjury.