Bangalore, Apr 10 (): Now, a top IT company with overseas operations has come out against graft in India.“ We were asked to pay bribe. We refused. But in all places, wherever Infosys is functioning today, we have been supported by the chief secretaries. In north India too, we got the approval without paying a single rupee bribe,” said top Infosys official T V Mohandas Pai.
“This, because we brought the issue to the notice of higher officials. It takes a long time to get things done unless you grease people’s palms and if you refuse like we do always, it takes a delay.”They don’t give it at all…. The file disappears or the file is not available…. They are not able to locate the file,” he added.
Infosys Technologies Ltd is one of the biggest names in the Indian IT industry. This multinational IT services company with offices in 22 countries and development centers in India, Japan, China, Australia, UK and Canada, is headquartered in Bangalore, India. Currently Infosys has 105,453 employees in its payroll. From a mere US$ 250 company in 1981, Infosys Technologies Ltd. has come up a long way to become a global leader with revenues of more than US$ 4 billion.
As the company started growing at a higher pace, honors and accolades also started pouring in. In 2001, Business Today rated it as “Best Employer in India”. Hewitt Associates also rated it the best employer to work for in the three consecutive years in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
Infosys Technologies Ltd. was also the only Indian company to win the prestigious Global MAKE award for the three consecutive years in 2003, 2004 and 2005. It also found place in the Global Hall of Fame for that.
Infosys was adjudged among world’s 5 best performing companies in software and services sector by Forbes in April 2009. In the same year, the organization was rated amongst the “50 Most Innovative Companies” by Business Week.