The biggest provider of IT services in India, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has come under fire following the revelation of a bribes-for-jobs scheme.

According to a Mint investigation, a few senior executives at the IT company were accepting bribes from staffing companies in exchange for placing their applicants. According to the article, this has been happening at the organisation for many years.

The Tata group business TCS acted quickly after learning of this fraud. In addition to banning three staffing companies, the corporation fired four employees from its Resource Management Group (RMG).

When a whistleblower wrote to the company's CEO and COO alleging that RMG's worldwide head, ES Chakravarthy, had been collecting payments from the staffing companies involved in choosing applicants, the entire situation was exposed. After that, the IT major established a three-person team to look into the claims, which included Chief Information Security Officer Ajit Menon.

Four RMG employees were fired by TCS and its head of recruitment was placed on leave following the probe. Chakravarthy is no longer allowed to visit the workplace. Arun GK, a different official in the division, has been fired.

In the last three years, the corporation hired 300,000 individuals, including contractors, according to an executive featured in the story. They also assumed that those implicated in the scheme may have received commissions totaling at least Rs 100 crore.

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