Hyderabad: Infosys was fined Rs 50,000 for collecting parking fees from staff:
Infosys was fined Rs 50,000 for collecting parking fees from staff in the Hyderabad branch. Parking within commercial establishments is free under the city’s municipal by-laws. The Pocharam branch of the company has served notices for violating relevant sections of the Telangana State. Apartment Act, 1987 and Telangana State Municipal Act, 2019
For allegedly collecting parking fees from its own employees, the Infosys branch at Pocharam. On the outskirts of Hyderabad issued a show-cause notice and fined Rs 50,000 by the Pocharam Municipality. Parking within office buildings is free under the city’s municipal by-laws. However, the company violated the norm and has been charging fees for providing parking facilities to its own employees. The Pocharam branch was collecting Rs 500 per car and Rs 250 to Rs 300 for bikes and scooters from their employees. The show-cause notice issued to Infosys based on a petition filed. In the Telangana High Court by Vijay Gopal, a city-based activist.
Reacting to a petition filed in the Telangana High Court by a city-based anti-corruption activist and founder of Forum Against Corruption, Vijay Gopal. The municipality took action against the company.
“LIFE IS A JOURNEY, BUT DON’T WORRY YOU’LL FIND A PARKING SPOT AT THE END.”
The municipality in its letter said that Infosys had claimed. It was collecting the parking charges to encourage its employees to use public transport. However, the municipality quoted a State Government Order (GO) to rationalize and regulate parking fees. This applies to all companies, including the Pocharam branch of Infosys. The municipality said that the branch found violating section 24. The (promoters or the owners of apartments shall not sell or lease out or misuse any common areas and facilities) of the Telangana State Apartment Act. 1987 besides relevant sections of the Telangana State Municipality Act, 2019.
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The parking is free if the person produces the receipt of purchase, irrespective of the amount. As proof of having done shopping in the respective mall or multiplex. As per a 2018 order by the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD), for parking over 30 minutes and for up to one hour. Telangana State Municipal Act, 2019 read that promoters or the owners of the apartment shall not sell or lease out or misuse any common areas and facilities.