Thursday, July 31, 2008

FAQ for TCS ILP for FRESHERS

Many of you guys have been placed in TCS and waiting for the joining
letters and some lucky guy/gals might have recieved the joining
letters. Here are some FAQ's taken from TCS e-recruitment portal for
your referecne. The query set is so extensive that it might solve all
your queries. Read the FAQ list carefully....

wishing you a great future with TCS

Will accommodation be provided by TCS during training?

Yes, accommodation will be provided by TCS for the period of the
training and the rent towards the same will be deducted from your HRA
(House Rent Allowance).

You will receive an email giving complete details of the accommodation
one week prior to your ILP Schedule. In case you do not receive the
e-mail, kindly connect with your ILP center four days in advance. The
contact number of the training centre is mentioned in the joining
letter.

In general, accommodation is provided two days prior to the ILP date
and is available only for the trainees and is on a sharing basis. It
is mandatory to use accommodation provided by TCS during the course of
ILP. Trainees can directly report at the accommodation place two days
prior to the ILP. Accommodation is available 24X7


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How is the food arrangements organized during ILP?

Food is available at subsidized rates and expenses towards the same
have to be borne by you (the trainees).


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Are travel expenses reimbursed by TCS?

Travel expenses need to be borne by the trainee. TCS ensures that you
are intimated of the ILP Joining date at least 20 days in advance so
there is sufficient time to book your ticket to the ILP and also
complete the documentation required for joining TCS.


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Can I have a preference on the ILP centre?

No. The ILP center mentioned in your Joining Letter is non-negotiable.

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Can I reschedule my ILP?

No. The ILP dates cannot be rescheduled.


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Where is my posting after ILP?

Your posting can be at any of the TCS centers purely on project
requirement basis and not on personal requests. This posting will be
decided by TCS on successful completion of your ILP training.

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What does the training include during the course of ILP?

The joining letter annexure will contain a bird's eyeview of the
course, and the details shall be conveyed during the ILP induction on
joining.


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What is the duration of the ILP?

The duration of the ILP is nine weeks.


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Is a time off given to trainees after they complete the ILP training
and before they report to their respective posting branches? If yes,
Minimum how many days vacation do they get?

Trainees are given time off after the ILP training and there is a
relocation gap of maximum 4 days.


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Incase the trainees have to immediately report to their base branch
after the ILP, who bears their expenses and handles their travel
requirements?

The trainees have to take care of their own travel arrangements. The
Second A/ C train fare from the ILP Training centre to the respective
base branch shall be reimbursed by TCS


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What if the trainees do not have a passport?

The trainees may apply for a passport and submit the details as and
when they obtain a valid passport.


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When will I receive my joining letter and which address is sent?

The joining letter is sent at least 20 days prior to your ILP and is
sent to the permanent address.


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Does TCS provide any relocation expenses?

As a policy, TCS does not provide any relocation expenses.


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How do I correct any mistakes in my name and other details in the
offer letter / joining letter?

After joining TCS, Trainees may fill in the details in the system as
per their requirement. Any minor mistakes in the offer/joining letter
can be corrected at that time.


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Will I be allowed leaves during the ILP?

The ILP is 5 days a week with Saturday - Sunday offs. No other leaves
are permitted during the ILP.


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What is the documentary proof required for nominees of Provident Fund
and Gratuity?

No documentary proofs are required for nominees of Provident Fund and
Gratuity. Only details of their name and address are required.


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Where should I submit my acceptance letter?

The acceptance letter has to be submitted to Gateway Park - Mumbai
office. The address is mentioned below:
Tata Consultancy Services Limited
HR Executive
Corporate HR Sourcing cell
Gateway Park, Road No.13,
MIDC, Andheri (E),
Mumbai - 400 093, Maharashtra
India .


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Will I receive a confirmation if TCS has received the acceptance letter?

No.


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What if I have received the joining letter late and there is delay in
sending across the acceptance?

The time limit of seven days starts after the trainee receives the
joining letter and hence can send the acceptance on receipt of the
joining letter.


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Which are the documents to be submitted at the time of joining ILP?

(Please see the Joining letter annexure)


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Where should the Service agreement, Surety Verification and Personal
Documents (i.e., certificate & mark sheet copies) be submitted?

All the above documents should be submitted at the ILP centre on the
day of joining. Only the acceptance of joining should be sent to the
TCS Gateway Park - Mumbai office.


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Should the Original Documents be carried to the ILP centre?

Yes. Original as well as the attested documents should be carried to
the ILP Centre. The Originals will be returned back after verification
on the same day. TCS will only retain attested copies of the documents
as a part of your Personal File. This attestation is mandatory and can
only be done by a competent authority


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Who can attest the documents?

The documents can be attested by anyone of the following authorities:
==> Manager of a nationalized bank where the candidate holds an account
==> District Collector of the district in which the candidate resides
==> Gazetted Officers
==> Tehsildar of the village


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Will I be able to attend the ILP without the Provisional Certificate?

Yes. Trainees can attend the ILP by submitting the Course Completion
Certificate issued by the Head or Director in case you do not have the
Provisional Certificate. However, this is a temporary arrangement and
the Provisional Certificate should be submitted before the completion
of the ILP.


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Do I need to use the stamp paper for my Service Agreement?

Yes, you will need to use a Rs. 100 stamp paper. The first page of the
service agreement, provided to you with the joining letter, should be
typed on the Rs. 100 stamp paper. You can attach the remaining pages
as it is to the stamp paper.
Incase of non availability of Rs.100 stamp papers, trainees can opt
for 2 stamp papers of Rs. 50 or 5 stamp papers of Rs.20.
Alternatively in case of non availability of any stamp paper
candidates can opt for Franking - Impression of Stamps.


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In whose name should I purchase the stamp paper?

The stamp paper has to be purchased in the name of the trainee.


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What is the duration of the service agreement period?

The duration of the Service Agreement is of two years.


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How many sureties should sign the agreement?

The agreement has to be signed by only one surety.


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Who can be a surety?

A Surety can either be an individual who is an Income Tax payee/
possesses landed property.
A surety can be any individual including parents & relatives who is
known to the trainee.
A retired employee filing an Income Tax Return & has a pan card can
also stand as a surety.


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What are the Documentary proofs that the surety must submit alongwith
the Service Agreement?

==> ==> In case the surety is an Income tax payee, then the Original
or attested photocopy of LATEST Form 16 (for salaried individuals)
else Form 2 D (for self-employed individuals) / IT Returns
(acknowledged copy of IT Assessment order copy)
OR
==> ==> In case the surety is not an Income Tax Payee, then submit
Original/ attested photocopy of the Surety's Land Deed / Land Passbook
along with a recent Valuation certificate of the property (in English
only) duly signed and sealed by the competent authority (civil
authorities, architect , tehsildar)


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What if the Valuation Certificate of the Land is not in English?

The trainee will have to translate the certificate in English and make
an affidavit of the English document. However both the documents i.e.
the original valuation certificate (non-English) and the affidavit
have to be submitted


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What if I am not able to arrange a Surety?

In case you are not able to arrange for a surety,
==> ==> Submit a Fixed Deposit in the trainee's name, for an amount
of Rs. 50,000/- deposited in any of the nationalized banks. The FD
should be 'Assigned to Tata Consultancy Services Ltd'. The FD
certificate has to be submitted on the day of joining ILP. The FD
along with the interest will be returned to the candidate after
completion of two years of service with TCS.


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Should the service agreement be notarized?

No. The service agreement need not be notarized and can be submitted as it is.


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Do I need to carry the original documents of the surety?

No. Only the attested copies of the surety's verification


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Is there any age limit for the person giving surety for me?

No as long as the surety conforms to the requirements of being a
surety (refer FAQ no. 23), any person can be a surety.


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If the surety is an income tax payee and a self employed person, who
should do the signature verification of the surety verification form?

Surety verification can be done by the Bank Manager of the bank where
the surety holds an account. Alternatively a copy of the surety's
passport may also be attached.


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What if I do not have a birth certificate?

A birth certificate is a mandatory document. Incase of non
availability of the same, trainees are requested to apply for it. As a
temporary arrangement trainees may produce an affidavit in English of
the passport or xth passing certificate on a Rs. 10/- Stamp paper
containing their name, place and date of birth.

Note : An affidavit is a written declaration made by a notary public
or other authorized officer.


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What if my birth certificate does not have my name?

If the Birth Certificate does not contain the name, trainee will have
to get the birth certificate revised from the concerned authority.

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What if my date of birth differs in the birth certificate and other
documents (SSC passing certificate/ passport/ leaving certificate
etc.)?

Trainees will have to get their other documents aligned with the birth
date mentioned in the birth certificate since TCS considers birth
certificate as a legitimate document.


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What if the birth certificate is not in English?

The trainee will have to translate the certificate in English and make
an affidavit of the English document. However both the documents i.e.
the original birth certificate (non-English) and the affidavit have to
be submitted


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What if I do not have a ration card?

Incase of absence of ration card, you may produce a copy of the leave
and license agreement / ownership agreement of the house you are
staying in / a society letter on the letter head of the building
stating that you are a resident of the place / a government telephone
or electricity bill.


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I live in my current place on temporary basis and do not have any
address proof of the same but have an address proof of my permanent
address.

You may provide a copy of the leave and license/ ownership agreement
of the house you are staying in / a society letter on the letter head
of the building stating that you are a resident of the place and the
address proof of your permanent residence.


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I live with a relative on a temporary basis and do not have any address proof.

Your relative needs to obtain a society letter stating that they are a
resident of the society and you are staying with them.


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What if I do not have an identity proof (Driver's license/Voters Id/
PAN card/ Passport)?

Incase of unavailability of ID proof, you may not submit any proofs.


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What if I am yet to receive my final semester mark sheet?

The mark sheet may be submitted as and when you obtain it..


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What if I do not have a degree or provisional certificate?

You may submit a course completion certificate issued by the head/
principal of your college.

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What if I do not have a passport?

You may not provide it as a part of the BGC documents. However you
need to apply for a passport and provide the details as and when you
obtain it.


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What do I fill in the columns, TCS Employee No, Joining date, Place,
Recruitment branch?

The above mentioned columns have to be left blank. Recruitment branch
will be the TCS branch office name which visited your campus or
through which you were recruited.


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For further details visit the website http://elearning.tvm.tcs.co.in

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