New Delhi: HCL Technologies said it will send a senior level delegation to quake-hit Japan to support its employees, and the Indian software services firm will also give employees an option to work from alternate locations.
HCL’s move follows Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS), announcement earlier this week that it was prepared to relocate its Indian staff in Japan. Infosys Technologies also said some of its expatriate staff there had returned.
“There are contingency plans of quick evacuation of all employees and their families if the situation arises,” HCL said in a statement late on Wednesday.
Several embassies advised staff and citizens to leave affected areas, tourists to cut short vacations and multinational companies either urged staff to leave or said they were considering plans to move outside Tokyo where low levels of radiation have been detected. .
HCL has given its employees options to work from home, to work from alternate locations like Osaka, China, Singapore or India on Japan timings, or to go on leave in consultation with their managers.
Over 1000 HCL engineers work on Japanese projects, according to its website.
The company is also working with the Japanese Consulate and related agencies such as Japanese Culture Centre to decide on options to support the relief measures, it said.