Pune: IT Company Cheated 148 Employees, Vanished Without Paying Their Salaries




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Frauds are getting so common now a days, one among these is giving jobs. It is not only the duty of the government to keep an eye on such frauds and catch the people involved, but also the job seekers to remain alert and careful and avoid falling in such traps.




An IT firm, named  Signifia Techride got vanished overnight, leaving behind 150 employees in shock. The office was situated in the City Center building, behind Persistent Systems, Hinjewadi IT Park, Phase I. The company has not paid it’s employees from the last two months and even took Rs. 30,000 from each employee as security deposit.

 

On Thursday, employees reached the office premises and got the shock of their life when they saw office to be closed and no one was there. Almost 148 employees filled a police complaint against the top officials – Abasaheb Kalaskar, Mahendra Patil and Poonam Gaikwad.

Nilesh Hale, one of the victims, told Pune Mirror,

“After completing my engineering degree, I was searching for a job and I got in touch with the company through a reference. After clearing all the interview rounds, I was excited when the company offered me a job.”

He further added,

“The company officials asked me to pay them Rs 30,000 as a security deposit and promised to return it after some time. I joined the office in December 2016 and since then, the company has not paid us our salaries. Apart from me, there were over hundred employees who had not been paid. The company officials kept promising us that they would pay us in the next few days, but it never materialized.”

Some employees got their job in this company through job consultancies. One of the employees told this on the condition of anonymity,

“I earlier had a job which was not related to the IT field. However, through a consultancy, when I got this job, I was overjoyed. However, the happiness lasted only for two months as I am once again jobless and feeling cheated.”

In February also, some of the employees approached the police and complained against the officials of the company; however, no written and official complaint was filed at that time. Sub-inspector RM Kengar, the investigating officer, told Pune Mirror,

“In February, some of the employees had approached us after which we called the company officials to the police station. At the time, the officials had promised that they would be paying all their dues, after which the employees decided not to lodge a complaint. However, on Thursday, the employees found no trace of the office and the officials were also missing. So, they finally lodged a complaint with us.”

 

 

 

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