Thursday, August 27, 2009

TCS Joining Letter

The Joining letter will instruct you about the date and place of joining. Kindly treat this as final unless the CRC decides to change them because of business requirements. Please note that once you are assigned to join a particular Initial Learning Programme (ILP), they shall not be in a position to entertain any requests for change of the same.
Your travel arrangements to the TCS Training Centre have to be done by yourself. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed by TCS.
The joining letter will also contain contact details of the Training Centre you are required to join. You can call them up to find out about your boarding and lodging arrangements one week in advance of your ILP. This would ideally be done a week prior to your date of joining. They shall arrange your accommodation. Please note that you will not be paid House Rent Allowance (HRA) for your training period.
You are required to carry all documents in original. The same will be returned to you after scrutiny. Those with work experience are required to produce “Work Experience Certificate” and “Release Letter” from the previous employer.
In case you do not possess a valid Birth Certificate, you can produce an affidavit signed by the notary giving details of your correct name, date and place of birth. This is a mandatory requirement. You will be required to produce the original birth certificate in due course.

TCS Service Agreement

The Service agreement must be typed on a Rs 100/- stamp paper (Two stamp papers of Rs 50/- will also serve the purpose). Only the first page needs to be typed on the Stamp Paper, the rest can be typed on normal white paper.
The date of the agreement is the date of your joining the Initial Learning Programme (ILP) at your respective location.
Only one surety is required for the purpose of this agreement. The surety should be any Income Tax Payee. Please note that you and the surety are required to sign on each page of the agreement including the first page and the last page at the bottom.
If you do have any doubt about filling up any blanks in the service agreement, please leave it blank and fill it up while submitting the same at your respective training centre. Please make sure that you have taken all requisite signatures from the surety.
The service agreement is required to be deposited at your respective training centre.
In case you do not have a surety to sign on this agreement, you may bring a Fixed Deposit of Rs 50,000/- (Rs Fifty Thousand Only) on your name (Candidate’s name) ASSIGNED to Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. The FD should be issued by a Nationalized Bank. You can seek further clarification on this from the bank you intend to make the FD from.
For the purpose of nomination for Superannuation, PF and HIS, you are required to know the correct Name/Address/Age and Date of Birth of the nominee.

Medical Test

I will say first line about TCS Medical Test that its just a formality and nothing else. You don't have to get afraid of this. This is the normal procedure and each company demands for medical fitness prior to giving job to anyone. I have not heard of anyone getting rejected on the basis of medical test. Infact, there may not be any such cases till now as its a sort of formality and an assurance that you are not suffering with any ailment which can adversely cost the company. There can only be one possibility in which a person can be rejected and that is only if he/she has CANCER, AIDS or some other ailment which would probably result in the death in near future. So be confident about this test.
Things to remember :
1. You would be required to carry the medical form as made available to you by the TCS representative, the TCS offer letter, and a photo id.
2. Travelling expenses incurred to reach the medical centre would have to be borne by you.
3. It is advisable that you carry your previous medical/surgical reports, if any. This would help the physician/doctor at the medical center know your medical history better.
4. It is advisable that you appear for the medical checkup as per the prescribed timings only. In case the timings are not convenient, you are required to inform the TCS representative.
5. You are required to observe a fast in keeping with the instructions mentioned in your pre-employment medical form.
6. The detailed list of tests to be conducted is provided in the medical test form. These tests may vary on the basis of your gender and age.
7. You would have to undergo the medical checkup at a TCS-empanelled medical clinic. The TCS representative would ensure that you are assigned the medical center closest to your residence.
8. Slight cold/cough or even mild fever would not affect the status of your medical fitness
9. You will be informed about the overall status of medical fitness and your blood group. However, the medical report or a copy of the same will not be shared with you.
10. TCS will bear the cost for the pre-employment medical check-up
11. Various Test that happen in Medical are:

1) Urine Test (Are you an alcohol consumer?)
2) Blood Test
3) Chest X-Ray (Are you a smoker?)
4) Ultra Sonography(This is for your stomach)
5) Blood Pressure
6) ECG
7) Teeth and Eye test (No problems for power or cavity. You should not be color blind otherwise you will be surely eradicated.)
There may be some more minor tests

Finally a consultation session with the assigned doctor.
So all these is going to take at least 3-4 hours. So visit the hospital with that much time in hand.
The med test reports are directly send to the HR the day after your tests.


Dress Code at ILP

TCS is not so strict about it's dress code, but it's better you follow the dress code because probably you won't be following it after training. You are supposed to be in formal clothing from Monday through Thursday which meant - A formal shirt with formal trousers, with tie, belt and shoes. You will be told in detail about the dress code in the first class of Profressional Grooming and Etiquette course. It seems it is better to wear light colored shirts, preferably plain as formals. Some other things - which most of you would be knowing that the belt and the shoe should be of the same color and that brown shoes are generally not considered formal. The socks should match the color of the trousers. The whole class will be about the ways of dressing for guys and girls. It really will be informative but became monotonous after a few minutes.

Documents Required

List of Documents:

1. Service Agreement
(signed both by surety and u on all the pages and at the designated places in the last page/ no surety in case of fixed deposits)

2. Surety Verification Form
(u can either submit surety verification form or attested photocopy of surety's passport)

3. Land deed+valuation certificate (either from thasildhar or engineer or VAO) / If IT payee is Surety Attested photocopy of EITHER Pan card of ur surety or Form16 attested photocopy.

4. One set of Attested photocopies of ur 10th, +2, all semester marksheets (for PG, UG degree certificate and all semester marksheets in PG), Provisional or degree certificate.

5. Birth Certificate
(It should be in english and it should have been given by the concerned authority. If anything like ur name is missing, u hav to get it corrected or for a temporary arrangement u can provide an affidavit(in a Rs.10 stamp paper or more) from a Notary)

6. Sworn Affidavit, that u don't have any criminal case or so from a notary (rs.10 stamp paper or more)

7. Bring ur Offer Letter and Joining letter (jus take photocopies for ur purpose)

8. Attested Photocopy of ur Passport (if u dont have, its not a problem)

9. PAN Card : You need to get a PAN card within 60 days of joining TCS , otherwise you need to pay a penalty of Rs. 10,000. But worry not, TCS has a contract with an agency - you just need to fill a form and pay Rs. 72/- and submit it to the finance department - all this will be taken care of by your HR CR. If you already have a PAN card, then there is no reason to worry.

10.Course completion certificate or Provisional Certificate :

Just make sure that you have all mark sheets from Class X onwards. These are very necessary. You should have DMC's of all semesters. You should have several copies of these and should be properly attested.

11.Bank Account : You don't need this before appearing to TCS. They will open your account on ICICI. You have to fill in a bank application (make sure that you have a black ball point pen with you - it's important when filling this application). And then you will be given a cheque book, a ATM cum Debit card and of course account number and Customer ID. Your account will be created and activated in a week's time.

12.Passport Size Photographs : Make sure that you have at least 40 passport size photographs as these will be used at many documents.