TCS BPO Employee Promotion Process – A Review

May 12th, 2014

TCS BPO Employee Promotion Process – Complete Review

TCS is now a good workplace for BPO employee. TCS offer good package with promotion opportunity.This guideline is applicable to all confirmed Full Time Employees of TCS India in grades BPO1 to BPO7

There are three stages to the Promotion Process
Stage 1: Eligibility based on Rank and Tenure criteria.
Stage 2: Potential assessment.
Stage 3:Promotion outcome based on the Potential assessment.

How Promotion Need to be Initiated By Manager:
Appraisee  need to fill Associate’s details and competency based learning plan after discussing with Manager at the beginning of the re-assessment period
Appraisee  need to updates on interventions completed and key learning from these interventions Towards the end of reassessment period(6 months/12 months as mentioned in the manual letter)
Manager need to evaluate towards the end of reassessment period(6 months/12 months as mentioned in the manual letter),after appraisee has competed part 2

TCS BPO Grade-wise Promotion Dependency on Apprisal Band & Work Experience:

Normal TCS BPO Promotion Process:

  • TCS  BPO1:  Current Year Band: B ,Previous Year Band: A/B/C, Minimum Tenure in this grade: 24 months
  • TCS BPO1:  Current Year Band: C ,Previous Year Band: A/B/C, Minimum Tenure in this grade: 30 months
  • TCS BPO2:  Current Year Band: B ,Previous Year Band: A/B/C, Minimum Tenure in this grade: 24 months
  • TCS BPO2:  Current Year Band: C ,Previous Year Band: A/B/C, Minimum Tenure in this grade: 30 months
  • TCS BPO3:  Current Year Band: B ,Previous Year Band: A/B/C, Minimum Tenure in this grade: 36 months
  • TCS BPO3:  Current Year Band: C ,Previous Year Band: A/B/C, Minimum Tenure in this grade: 42 months
  • TCS BPO4:  Current Year Band: B ,Previous Year Band: A/B/C, Minimum Tenure in this grade: 36 months
  • TCS BPO4:  Current Year Band: C ,Previous Year Band: A/B/C, Minimum Tenure in this grade: 48 months
  • TCS BPO5:  Current Year Band: B ,Previous Year Band: A/B, Minimum Tenure in this grade: 36 months
  • TCS BPO6:  Current Year Band: B ,Previous Year Band: A/B, Minimum Tenure in this grade: 42 months
  • TCS BPO7:  Current Year Band: B ,Previous Year Band: A/B, Minimum Tenure in this grade: 42 months

TCS BPO Grade-wise Potential Assessment mechanism:

  • TCS Promotion for BPO1 ToBPO2: On-line test to measure Analytic and comprehending ability
  • TCS Promotion for BPO2To BPO3: On-line test to measure Analytic and comprehending ability
  • TCS Promotion for BPO3 ToBPO4: On-Line competency assessment with Results orientation , Customer focus , interpersonal ability
  • TCS Promotion for BPO4 To BPO5: On-Line competency assessment with Results orientation , Customer focus , interpersonal ability
  • TCS Promotion for BPO5 To BPO6: On-Line competency assessment with Drive for results , Customer focus ,Functional excellence , People development
  • TCS Promotion for BPO6 ToBPO7: Online Assessment and Development Center with TLP Practices relevant to this Leadership level in the organization
  • TCS Promotion for BPO7To BPO8: Online Assessment and Development Center with TLP Practices relevant to this Leadership level in the organization

TCS BPO Promotion Assessment Guide:

  • On-line test to measure Analytic and comprehending ability
  • 20 questions need to be answered in 35 minutes

Online competency assessment tool:

  • need to answer 288 questions in 90 minutes

Online Assessment and Development Center:

  • To assess the Promotability of current Grade 6 and 7 associates to Grade 7 and 8 respectively
  • Manager Ready Assessment (MR) and Targeted Selection (TS) Interview

TCS Female Associate Gang Raped Sexually Assaulted and Killed in Chennai | TCS Siruseri – Horror Place To Work For Girls

February 25th, 2014

TCS Female Associate Gang Raped Sexually Assaulted and Killed in Chennai | TCS Siruseri – Horror Place To Work For Girls

Uma Maheshwari TCS - TCS Female Associate Gang Raped Sexually Assaulted and Killed in Chennai-TCS Siruseri - REAL Horror Place To Work For Girls

One more TCS female associate was again brutally killed in Chennai. It is suspected that she was sexually assaulted and gang raped before stabbed to death.
The dead body of Uma Maheshwari was found in the SIPCOT IT PARK , Siruseri . The 24 year Old TCS employee was reported to be missing since last week (13 th February) . She usually goes by cab and leaves by 11 pm . On the day she was claimed to be missing , she has not used the cab and has also left early . She has preferred to walk to the bus stand from TCS office which is approx 2 Km. The distance is not so much but the place is not Quite safe . Most part of the Sipcot IT park , esp close to the entrance are just covered with bushes on either side and are completely isolated.

Tamil Nadu Police Crime Branch-CID (CB-CID) on Tuesday arrested two people in connection with the murder of Uma Maheshwari.2 construction workers have been caught and have confessed the gang rape and murder. 2 others are still at large.This is the second time in as many months that a TCS female associate has met with the same fate…..Rape and then brutally burnt alive.

The place that I just mentioned are used by local people , drivers for boozing . I Work in night shift and I have seen women employees walking alone in the night . Such acts are very unsafe . Its very painful to pen down about the demise and that too of a colleague from the same office .
Dear all , please be more careful . Think before doing something . In this case , If Uma has either used cab or waited for the public transport , she could have averted the incident .
Lets pray for her soul to rest in Peace .

The news has come as a blow to the society again. The sudden demise of this young associate has again taught everyone to be safe and secure, but as usual for only a few days. After a couple of days, all that carelessness, casual attitude and freaking independence will exploit the minds and all again everyone would start their normal lives which they have been used to. This is not only a matter of safety for women, but for all humans. Till date, we have got so many instances that a moment could change our as well as our families’ lives. Being brave, confident, independent is not at all a bad thing but when we are traveling alone late nights or early mornings, then who is the audience of this bravery….NOONE. There’s a simple point, do everything what you want to but not at the cost of your own safety because you might not be worried about yourself, but people around you, people in your life are every moment caring for you. Just think about them before taking any stupid step. At the end, would wrap up by saying that Precaution is always better than Cure, because mates these days we don’t even get a chance for Cure.Be Safe and Keep your beloved always in your mind.

Snow in Budapest in Winter 2014 | Snow Picture Of Budapest Hungary

February 8th, 2014

Snow in Budapest in Winter 2014 | Snow Picture Of Budapest Hungary

Budapest in WinterCoffe Break in Budapest in Winter

Priestly, the famous English novelist and playwright once said “The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?” This is exactly the feeling I had when I woke up today morning.

Budapest has been home to me since December 2011. Every year I eagerly wait for it to snow. Although, the mercury falls well below -20 degrees in the peak of winter, the white blanket of snow that covers the city offsets the biting cold. The city is very well protected by the Buda hills so we are spared the Siberian chill that most of the eastern neighbors experience.

Snow in Budapest in Winter2014Snowfall in Budapest

Budapest city

Snow also brings brightness to the dreary and gloomy dark days. We get even luckier sometimes when the sun shines. The golden reflection on the floating pieces of ice in the almost frozen Danube at dusk is a sight to behold.

It is already the end of January. Today has been the first day of snow. There is a long winter ahead of us. Global warming is taking its toll on the environment. Hopefully we’ll be kinder to our world and ourselves. And what is done cannot be undone. But let us do no more harm.

Heavy Snowfall in BudapestRoad of Budapest in winter

Here are some photo memories from another year. If the snow lasts for a while, there’ll be more photo opportunities and perhaps a travelogue for @tcs.

Snow in Budapest

Turkey Travel Review – Turkey Travel Guide For Indian

February 8th, 2014

Turkey Travel Review | One Week Turkey Travel Guide | Turkey Travel Guide For Indian

Cirali Beach in Turkey -Turkey Travel Guide for Indian

My list of dream destinations didn’t include Turkey, but having visited the country in December last year, I have to say that it should have a place on everyone’s ‘must-see’ list.

Always eager to explore new places, I was more than excited at the prospect of visiting Turkey. But, with just about a weeks’ time at our disposal, some serious research was necessary to make the most of it. As we were planning a trip in December, one of the coldest and wettest months in Turkey and the opposite of tourist season which lasts from April to October, we also had to consider the weather while deciding on the itinerary. While Turkey offers many fascinating places and natural wonders to explore, beautiful beaches are usually my top priority while planning any trip. Having never been to the Mediterranean cost, a place on the cost was the obvious first choice.

During my research I was fascinated by Oludeniz, located at the conjunction of Aegean and Mediterranean seas. The place seemed picture perfect, but the month of December wasn’t the best time for a visit. We finally decided on Antalya. The place promised great beaches and a pleasant weather. So we decided to start our Turkey adventure from Antalya. Preferring slightly offbeat destinations, we decided to visit Cirali, a lesser known costal hamlet about 80 kms from Antalya next. Our final stop would be Istanbul, as any trip to Turkey would be incomplete without exploring its historical and cultural center.

Our journey took off to a rocky start with the flight from Istanbul to Antalya delayed by almost two hours because of snowfall. But following a good night’s rest in Antalya, we got up to find the sky a clear blue. Antalya is a picture perfect town with snowcapped mountains on one hand and the sapphire sea on the other. We caught an early bus to Cirali and on the way stopped to explore Phaselis. It’s a lovely place where you can explore ruins of majestic gates, ancient baths and an amphitheater. The place has a beautiful calm beach. After spending some time at Phaselis we continued our journey to Cirali and landed at a humble home-stay nestled amongst orange trees run by a lovable couple.

The small resort resembled a ghost town with almost all the shops, except a lone supermarket and a single restaurant, closed during the offseason. Having fortified ourselves with a decent lunch at the restaurant, we set out to explore the beach. It’s difficult to put the beauty of the place into words. Having never seen so many shades of blue in a sea, I found it breathtakingly beautiful. Also, there is a definite charm to having the whole place to oneself. After walking along the beach for some time we came to the ruins of the Olympos. Walking along the empty streets of the ruined city I couldn’t help wondering where else one can find an amazing sea, white sand beach, snow-capped mountains and ancient ruins all at one place. Near Cirali we also visited Chimaera, where flames have been burning since ancient times over permanent gas vents.

Saying goodbye to Cirali was sad and I hope to see it again someday, preferably in summer, in its full glory. The following day we explored the old part of Antalya and gorged on some amazing Turkish food, for me this meant trying as many different desserts as possible. We spent the last two days of the trip in Istanbul taking in the sights of the old city, Sultanahmet Mosque, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the museum, the grand bazaar and the spice market. We shopped, dined and had endless cups of Turkish tea. The Bosphorus cruise, although rather touristy, is highly recommended.

If you are looking for a place that combines breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating history and some amazing food, then you can hit the jackpot with Turkey. The country remains on my list of dream destinations as there is so much more of Turkey that I look forward to exploring.

TCS China Onsite Salary Structure With Tax Regulations

December 15th, 2013

TCS China Onsite Salary Structure | TCS Onsite Salary Components In China | TCS China Tax Regulations

TCS China Onsite Salary Structure - TCS Onsite Salary Components In China - TCS China Tax Regulations

I work on payroll of TCS Shanghai and on deputation. It is observed in our salary slips that we are only provided one component as BASIC SALARY, hence we are required to pay tax on the full amount. As per China tax laws if an employee is paid HRA and he provides a legal invoice (fapio) the same can be allowed as deduction reducing tax liabilities of the individual.

Here is an e.g.

Say an associate earns a salary of 35000 CNY in Shanghai. In this case the whole amount is provided as basic Salary. The tax calculation will be as under

35000-4800= 30200.

China tax regulations provide standard deduction of CNY 4800 to all expats hence the same is deducted so the taxable salary comes to CNY 30200.

The rates for tax in China are as under :

Slabs                  Rates                   Quick Deduction
<1500                     3%                     0
1500 to 4500           10%                   105
4500 to 9000           20%                    555
9000 to 35000         25%                  1005
35000 to 55000       30%                   2755
55000 to 80000       35%                  5505
>80000                  45%                  13505

In the above case the tax would be

  • 30200*25% = 7550 – Quick Deduction of 1005, hence the taxable income would be CNY 6545

Now assume that the salary is having a component of HOUSE RENT which as per china tax law is deductible as mentioned above.

The tax payable would be as under. Assuming he gets HRA for 6000 CNY.

35000-6000-4800 = 24500

24500*25% = 6125 – 1005, net tax payable would be CNY 5120.

From the above it can be seen that each associate can save a minimum of CNY 1500 per month if the same is being implemented. If the same is calculated on a year basis it turns out to be CNY 18000 per annum which is not at all a small sum. It is hard to believe that many Indian companies in China provide this benefit to their employees why the same is missing in TCS.