Mahindra Satyam begins to haunt down fraud employees

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
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Hyderabad, Aug 12: Mahindra Satyam, India's fourth largest IT firm has started a nationwide crackdown against its employees who joined the organisation by using forged documents and fraudulent means. Media reports quoted a senior official of the company as saying, that they have found some people of circumventing the organisation's background verification process.

Hari T, the Chief People Officer of Mahindra Satyam has been quoted as saying that the background verification of some of the 21,000 employees currently working in India will be completed by September-end.

He warned that any employee, who is found guilty of getting employed in the company through fraudulent means will be slapped with a cheating case. The CPO, also informed that so far, such instances of fraudulently getting employed in the company has been exposed at organisation's Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore offices.

He said, "We are now doing multiple checks of the employees whom we suspect. We have instructed our background verification agencies to personally visit the office where the candidate claimed to have worked earlier. Some fraudulent and organised agencies even run call centres, which when called for verification vouch for the candidate."

Explaining another type of fraud that the company is facing, he said, "There are other incidents we found where people were lured for money and given fake appointment letters of Mahindra Satyam. When they come here with the appointment letters, we found that they were fake."

He informed that the company has engaged three agencies for the employee background verification process.

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