In the latest news, the relief given to the IT & ITes companies to work from has been extended by the department of telecom. Earlier this relief was going to end in July.
“In view of the ongoing concerns due to Covid-19, the department has decided to further extend these relaxations upto December 31, 2020…”
The business community has welcomed the move.
There has been a constant demand from India’s IT industry to make permanent provisions to permit the workforce to work from home. This allows the companies to make the best use of their current real estate and rapidly embrace the blended model of remote working.
Debjani Ghosh, president of Nasscom, tweeted, “Thank u @rsprasad n Secretary @DoT_India for your strong support for Indian IT. This will ensure business continuity n employee safety.. n also increase our talent pool to tier 2 n 3 cities,”
Since March, India’s IT industry has moved over 90% of its 4.3 million workforce to work remotely due to the Covid-19 imposed lockdown.
Around 90% million of 4.3 million employees of India’s IT industry have been working from home from March.