I joined L&T ECC as a Graduate Engineer Trainee last year and I've completed 11 months in the office. While joining, I signed a two year two lakhs "undertaking" (by myself with no representative from the company present) an two guarantors signed a guarantee for the same amount. They are attached with this post.
I've been given absolutely no training ABSOLUTELY nothing. No specific expenditure incurred by the company, no formal training, no special training, nothing. I have just been preparing drawings and documents and taking photocopies! I've not even been given an official email id, internet access or anything of that sort. So I can unequivocally say that the company has spent nothing special on me. They've paid me a stipend and I've delivered output in the form of drawings and documents and other techno-clerical work.
I resigned and gave one month notice on April 30 this year. So I'm going to be out by May 30th. I'm going abroad for my higher studies.
Last week, the HR department sent me an email asking me to pay two lacs immediately if I wanted to be relieved by May 30th.
I sent them a reply stating on record that no training was given to me at all and then I asked them for a list of "training" programmes conducted for me and the expenditure incurred by the company on me (I believe I have a right to ask for this, going by previous posts in this forum). I have received no reply from them till now. It's been a week.
Today, my boss called me and told me he got a call from "legal department" asking him whether they should file a case against me. So he called me and "counseled" me to pay 2 lacs and he explained that if they filed a case, my visa would get rejected as I would have pending suits against me.
Kindly help me here experts. I have read previous posts in this forum and other forums talking about Section 5 in the Labour Law (Abolition) of 1967. But will this clause apply to me?
Will the company be able to file a case and would I be able to win it if they do?
A soft copy of my bond (text) is attached for your reference.
Kindly help me.
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I am an ex-employee of L&T. It is a professional managed organisation in India next to ITC. Their policies are neutral. I don't think they will go for litigation. Don't worry. Go personally and meet the HR.
I\'m Debajyoti Dutta. I worked in Larsen & Toubro as Diploma engineer for the period 5th july 2012 to 23rd march 2014. My bond with the company was for 2 years of 1 lakh rupees. I got my training in bangalore till December 2012. After that I was independently posted to a site for technical job. Now I have left my job for further studies. On June 16th I got a letter from HR that I have left the company without prior informing them. They have asked for a show cause letter from me. I want to know whether I have to pay that 1 lakh rupees or not.
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