Indian IT companies, with operations centered in and around the Tokyo and Osaka areas in tsunami-hit Japan, have offered their Japanese employees the option to shift base to Indian cities.
Tokyo and Osaka, though located far from the areas which have been impacted by the earthquake and tsunami, are prone to radiation effects of the failed nuclear power plants in the Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma perfectures.
So far, there has been no loss of property or life reported from the employees working in the Japanese operations of the Indian IT-BPO companies.
"Apart from rolling out the offer to move to Indian locations to Indian employees working in Japan, our IT companies are extending this opportunity to their Japanese colleagues as well," Som Mittal, president of Nasscom, said on the sidelines of the Global Captive Conclave 2011 on Thursday.
A change of location and a change in the environment would give these employees some relief from the trauma some of them might have gone through, Mittal said.
"This is happening. But we don't have exact numbers as yet," Mittal said.