Tata Technologies suspends staff for forgery

Tata Technologies, a subsidiary of Tata MotorsBSE -0.79 %, suspended some of its employees for allegedly issuing forged letters of employment to 60 people, said two people aware of the matter. “When the issue came to light, Tata Tech launched an immediate internal and subsequently also an external investigation,” said a company spokesperson. “We’re deeply concerned about this issue and in keeping with Tata group values and the law of the land, immediate action was taken to suspend a small number of suspect employees. We have referred the matter to the local authorities and the matter is now sub-judice.” A local HR manager in Jamshedpur and his accomplices are alleged to have used false documents as part of the operation. The Tata group has filed a first information report with the police in Jamshedpur, said one person quoted earlier. “Someone who had been offered such a letter contacted the Tata Tech HR head–that is when this fraud came to light,” said one of the persons cited above. They sat mostly in a small section near the entrance.” The group hired EY to run a forensic audit to check if the fraud extended into Tata Motors or affected any of the projects Tata Technologies was working on.



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